Exploring Gender through the Arts:
Re-looking at the Sci:dentity Project
In 2006, an arts project funded by the Wellcome Trust asked the question ‘What is the Science of Sex &
Gender?’ with 18 young transgender people, resulting in a documentary film. With the help of an additional
grant, this series of screenings of a new cut with additional footage includes a Q&A session with original
The ‘second edition’ Sci:dentity film footage contributes to discussion and debate around identity, specifically
gendered and sexed identity. A series of vignettes incorporates the film and performance project work we did
with the group of young trans people and the interviews they carried out with ‘medical experts’ such as
endocrinologist, Professor Andrew Levy (University of Bristol).
The film footage will be screened with Question &
Answer sessions in June 2010 with project staff and
some of the young people who participated in the original
project in 2006.