Reclaim the Frame - Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth
  • Plymouth Arts Cinema, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT

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University of Plymouth criminologist Dr Katie McBride collaborated with Birds’ Eye Film project Reclaim the Frame to bring a special screening of the critically acclaimed film Seahorse by director Jeanie Finlay (Game of Thrones: The Last Watch; Orion: The Man Who Would Be King) to Plymouth.

The screening was followed by a unique opportunity to engage in a Q&A with the film protagonist, Freddy McConnell and academic Katie McBride, hosted by Oscar-winning producer and Birds' Eye View director-at-large Mia Bays.

Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but this poses unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man. Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but he was unprepared for the reality of pregnancy, both physically and challenging society's fundamental understanding of gender and family. To him what feels pragmatic, to others feels confronting; this was not part of his plan.

Against a backdrop of hostility towards trans people, he is forced to confront his naivety. Made with unprecedented access and collaboration, Seahorse is a lyrical story about what makes us who we are.

This certificate 15 film screening was hosted in collaboration with the ESRC Festival of Social Science. 

For more information or to speak to Katie about her work on trans issues please contact Katie on:

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