Tim Travers Hawkins

Doc Lounge: XY Chelsea

XY Chelsea provides an intimate insight into the life and career of Chelsea Manning; the transgendered American soldier and activist who was sentenced to 35 years in military prison for leaking confidential information about the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Clearly marked by her time as a soldier, prison inmate and prosecuted, and while working on a new career as a politician, she tries to explain to the outside world why she felt it was important to leak military information to Wikileaks. As she maintains her loyalty to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, she returns to the searchlight of the authorities.

The film XY CHELSEA brings us close to someone who is willing to jeopardize her own freedom to bring the truth to light – but at what cost?

Schedule for the evening

18:45 Doors open
19:05 Short introduction by PROUD FILMFESTIVAL
19:15 (Approx) XY CHELSEA w/English subtitles
20:45 Short break
20:50 Debate
21.30 (approx.) Goodnight

Note that the screening take place in accordance to COVID-19 safety guidelines: Therefore there are fewer tickets for sale than usual.

XY CHELSEA/Filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins/ Documentary/ 92 min/ GB/ 2019 Trailer
We are looking forward to see you!

The documentary about the trans activist and ex-army intelligence officer is intriguing.

Enchanting documentary follows Manning, who revealed war crimes committed by USA, declared herself trans gendered and still today is a mystery.

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  • Duration:

    92 min

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