I'm Selasie Djameh, a Ghanaian intersectional feminist filmmaker. I'm making a short film about a Ghanaian intersex girl.
I first got interested in the topic of intersex when growing up, I kept hearing about the incredible athlete Caster Semenya and the controversy around her sex & gender which affected whether she was allowed to compete in the Olympics. From there, I started looking into intersex conditions in Ghana and in other African countries, and this led me to make this film.
People with intersex conditions in Ghana and around Africa face a lot of stigma: some are abandoned as babies and others are mocked and bullied. There are also a lot of unfortunate myths and misconceptions around intersex conditions. With this film, I aim to spread awareness about intersex conditions, to normalise them and to shatter the stigma associated with them.
The finished film will be premiere in Accra at a Drama Queens Ghana event, and in Beijing at Beijing Queer Film Festival. After a festival run, it will be screened in various locations in Ghana before eventually being put online for public viewing to ensure the message reaches a wider audience.
Supporting this project is helping to end discrimination and stigmatisation of people with intersex conditions in Ghana and around the world. The funds raised will be used to cover the costs of the filmmaking process: paying the crew, actors, renting equipment, transportation and catering etc
The names of all donors will be included in the "special thanks" section of the film credits. Each donor will also get a shout out on Twitter or Facebook. People who donate $50 or more will be sent a signed copy of the film's poster.
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