Film Details

Runtime: 98 minutes

Language: English

Director: T. Cooper

Country: USA, 2018

Genre: Documentary, Trans


Take a candid look into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who, like the film's director, were born and raised female) take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world. Man Made is a character-driven, intimate, and riveting verité-style film, but also a unique social justice narrative. It speaks to the ways in which we all choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.

IN ATTENDANCE: Documentary Subject Thomas Murrel


Thomas Murrel

Thomas Murrel - Documentary Subject

Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider - Board Member

Though provoking and extremely well crafted--It's astonishing to watch people's unique journeys to becoming who they were meant to be."

Jury Winner

Jury Winner -

Best Documentary - Honorable Mention



Jury Award Best Documentary - Atlanta Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary & Fox Inclusion Award - Outfest (Los Angeles)
Best Documentary - Translations Seattle Film Festival

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