Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:00pm
Director Ryan Maxey's “How to Make a Rainbow” observes a young girl and her mother over the course of two years as they move together through transitions of home, identity and name. The story centers around Alaizah and her process of figuring out what to call her ‘papa,’ who is in the beginning years of a gender transition. Together they navigate homelessness, Jade’s exploration of gender, as well as the daily joys and struggles of growing up. In its timely exploration of our perceived limits of love, gender expression, motherhood and childhood, this film invites us to let Alaizah be our guide as we learn and unlearn alongside her the limits and possibilities of identity and connection. 2019. 16 mins
Post-film discussion with Jade and Alaizah Martinez.
Zoom link for watching and post-film discussion: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/92939106309?pwd=dS9QdzYwdHRlWEM2SVF0ekw4UGdkQT09