“One in 2000 shows that truly effective care for intersex people means recognizing that there are many paths to health and happiness and that the real experts on intersex are the people themselves.” —Thea Hillman, Intersex Author
“Fabulous-real, relevant, scientific, personal, and important… it should be offered in every medical school.” — Jan Schwartz, Educational Psychologist
Released in 2006 (Polyvinyl Pictures, LLC), One in 2000 is one of our favorite #intersex documentaries. It features our very own Hida Viloria, along with fellow U.S. intersex activists David Cameron, Lynnell Stefani Long, Thea Hillman, Sean Safia Wall, and others, and was ahead of its time, discussing not just nonconsensual infant genital surgeries, aka IGM (Intersex Genital Mutliation), but also broader intersectional issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity which we still warrant greater discussion today. We thank filmmaker Ajae Clearway for her work, advocacy and vision with this film, and highly recommend it.
You can view the film here, and read its description, below:
Each year an estimated one in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn’t clearly mark them as either male or female — with what is known as an intersex condition. It’s a situation that’s hard to talk about; it challenges our preconceptions about how things are “supposed” to be.