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Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez

This film from 2009 tells the story of Fred Martinez, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, who was brutally murdered at the age of 16. The film interweaves this tragic story with an exploration of Native American culture and gender.

The DVD can be purchased at http://twospirits.org/.

A Discussion Guide is available:

Additional articles about the film:

http://www.dallasvoice.com/remembering-fred-martinez-two-spirits-documentary-tells-story-navajo-boy-murdered-hate-native-tribes-history-acceptance-1079546.html

http://nativeout.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Two-Spirits-Nadleeh-and-Navajo-LGBTQ2-Gaze.pdf

The 2 minute trailer for the film.

The film was featured on PBS's Independent Lens, which provides these three clips on YouTube.

PBS published several additional segments as well.


 
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