That’s Gila That’s Me

Sunday, June 4, 16:30 Cinematheque 1

Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9
or via this link

In memory of Gila Goldstein


Dir: Alon Weinstock
Israel, 2010, 70 min, Hebrew with English subtitles

A documentary about the fascinating life story of Gila Goldstein, one of the first Israeli transgenders, and a Tel Aviv icon. Gila was born as male in the 50s in lower Haifa. A young soccer player in Maccabbi Haifa who had always known that she is a woman. In her 20s she moved to Tel Aviv and worked as a prostitute and exotic dancer. In 2003 she was proclaimed the community’s darling for her contribution and continued fight for social justice. The film, shot between 1997 – 2010, describes the world of a woman who is, despite fleeting years and many struggles, still happy, optimistic and feeling forever young. Because Gila is the one and only and in her own radical language “That’s Gila, That’s Me.”