Reviews and Festivals
"Becoming More Visible
is a groundbreaking film that hopes to elevate and generate awareness about the realities plaguing transgender youth."
— Huffington Post
"This diverse and thoughtful documentary observes the everyday
experiences of coming of age while exploring one's true
identity...Director Pamela French beautifully weaves and balances the
narrative threads while never distracting from the powerful voices of
these four individuals."— NBC News
. Through extensive interviews conducted in homes and public settings, this revealing documentary underscores the problems, triumphs, emotions, and feelings of four determined young adults... Reactions from family, friends, and others are honest and sometimes painful."
"Becoming More Visible
helps to bring these kids out from the shadows by giving them a voice and a safe space to express their individuality."
. Bounces back and forth between four engaging participants who live in New York City...Intimate look at transgender young adults."— Video Librarian
. An interesting look into the lives of four young trans people, and evidence that trans people are just as diverse in their personalities as cisgender people."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"A realistic but overall optimistic view of current trans issues in America...A well-rounded and concise selection for school and public libraries, this video is especially well-suited to fostering classroom or community discussion of LGBTQ+ acceptance."— School Library Journal
"Director French follows a diverse quartet of transgender young people navigating their transition process...They are strivers breaking down boundaries constricting their gender identities and their career aspirations. French's intimate fly-on-the-wall style charms viewers as much as do the appealing cast."— Library Journal
"Pamela French's intimate and thought provoking glimpse at the worlds of several trans women and one trans man in New York City is a not-to-be-missed exploration of a too-often ignored or maligned part of our community."
— The Bay Area Reporter
"Olivia, Morgin, Sean, and Katherine are generous with their experiences, immensely courageous in their vulnerability, and beautifully articulate when it comes to wrestling with what it means to be a young trans person in today’s world."— Portland Film Festival
"In Becoming More Visible
, audiences are brought into the worlds of four transgender youth transitioning in New York City. As we watch them starting new lives, we celebrate their victories as well as empathize with the struggles that come with these life-changing journeys."— OurTown
IMPACT Docs Awards,
Award of Merit
San Francisco Doc Fest
Portland Film Festival
Out on Film Festival, Atlanta
Palm Beach International Film Festival
FLICKERS' Rhode Island International Film Festival