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The Brandon Teena story

Author: Susan MuskaGreta OlafsdottirBless Bless Productions.Docurama (Firm)New Video Group.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Docurama : New Video [Group, distributor in the U.S.], [1999]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the story of Brandon Teena's coming of age struggle with identity and how his gender ambiguity induced feelings of betrayal, confusion and hostility among residents of a town in Nebraska. Teena arrived in rural Falls City, Nebraska, in 1993 where he found new friends. Three weeks later he was raped and beaten by friends who had discovered that he was actually a woman. A week later the same two men killed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Brandon Teena; Brandon Teena
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Muska; Greta Olafsdottir; Bless Bless Productions.; Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.; Zeitgeist Films.
ISBN: 0767020898 9780767020893
OCLC Number: 43625943
Notes: Original story by Thomas Muer and Geoff Marx.
Originally released as motion picture in 1998.
On container: Zeitgist Films.
Credits: Camera and editing by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir; music, Lorrie Morgan, Dinah Washington, April Stevens, and the Brown Brothers.
Awards: Best documentary, 1998 Berlin Film Festival, 1998 Vancouver Film Festival.
Description: 1 videocassette (88 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Bless Bless Productions ; produced, shot, directed & edited by Susan Muska & Greta Olafsdottir.

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Documents the story of Brandon Teena's coming of age struggle with identity and how his gender ambiguity induced feelings of betrayal, confusion and hostility among residents of a town in Nebraska. Teena arrived in rural Falls City, Nebraska, in 1993 where he found new friends. Three weeks later he was raped and beaten by friends who had discovered that he was actually a woman. A week later the same two men killed Teena along with two other people.

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