Dr XYZ Film Screening


Vivid Projects

Magnified open mouth of a doctor with 70s style pencil moustache

Join us for a rolling screening of Dr XYZ, a trans+ healthcare training film produced by XYZ Projects (CIC) as part of the NHS Untold Stories Initiative, with funding from the British Film Institute (BFI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The film takes the form of a satirical healthcare service announcement of the 1960s and 70s, intended to act as a training film for the current NHS England staff, equipping them to give trans and non-binary patients the level of gender-affirming care they need and deserve.

The film follows first hand accounts from the trans/non-binary community through, as they describe it, “the labyrinth of accessing gender affirming healthcare in the uk”, re-enacting these experiences to “guide us through effective and affirming healthcare practices in communication, social transitioning, bridging prescriptions and shared-care agreements”.

XYZ Projects is a newly established trans+ film collective based in Birmingham, concerned with community healthcare archiving and collaborative filmmaking. El Jones (they/them) independent filmmaker/community archive facilitator, and Dr. Raviv Piccus (he/they) NHS doctor/researcher are co-directors of the collective.


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