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Free Screening: Two Spirits

  • Bijou by the Bay 181 East Grandview Parkway Traverse City, MI, 49684 United States (map)

Following the 4th Annual Up North Pride Rally and Visibility March and A Very Pride Picnic in Clinch Park, head over to the Bijou for a special FREE screening of "Two Spirits." 

Fred Martinez possessed a special gift that the Navajo call “nàdleehi,” or “Two Spirit,” meaning physically male but with a feminine nature: a gift he was proud to share until his tragic murder at the age of 16. Once considered treasured members of their tribe, today’s nàdleehi are largely misunderstood within the Navajo Nation and by the outside world. In this documentary following Fred’s mother as she mourns the loss of her son, director Lydia Nibley provides a story of hope that attempts to recover the role of “Two Spirit” within tribal culture, asking viewers to reconsider their perceptions of gender.