"Deeply moving and humane...distinguishes itself with its sensitive, humane portrait of the dedicated Dr. Ting, his hard-working staff (some of whom are transgender themselves), and his diverse patients who yearn merely to live in a body that reflects their inner identity."--Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Heartbreaking, uplifting... a must-see."--Norman Gidney, Film Threat
"A brave, revelatory, and beautifully realized film, it is easily one of the year’s best and most important documentaries." --RogerEbert.com
A New York Times Critic's Pick!
BORN TO BE follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon at the ground-breaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City - where for the first time ever, all transgender and non-binary people have access to quality gender-affirming health and surgical care. With extraordinary access, this documentary takes an intimate look at how one doctor's work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming surgeon has led to his own transformation. BORN TO BE gives voice to those who refuse to conform to gender norms and stereotypes. The film addresses the nuances and complexities of gender, exploring key issues around the breadth of gender identity and expression among human beings. (Description courtesy of Kino Lorber)