A Year in Transition follows a 21-year-old Arab-American transgender man in his first year of transition as he comes out, begins taking hormones, goes through gender affirmation surgery, and finds his own place in the trans community. The film is based out of Ypsilanti, MI and includes other transmasculine people in the Metro Detroit area. A Year in Transition is unique in that it shows a positive story of transition and has a transgender director at the helm.
Issa Ismail is the main subject of “A Year In Transtion” and was a co-founder of FTM A2-Ypsi, which is a support group for transmasculine people in the Metro Detroit area. Issa is always working on new projects to help educate and normalize trans lives, so please reach out if you’d like to collaborate.
Lorne Clarkson is a gay transgender filmmaker and advocate from Ypsilanti, MI. Lorne currently lives in NYC and is developing two creative projects, a queer/trans theater troupe and a new documentary that will focus on lgbt youth in the foster care system. Lorne holds a degree in cinematography from Columbia College Chicago and is the founder of Flagless Production, LLC.
Read more about the film and cast at: https://www.ayearintransition.com/