This Body, Too is a feature-length documentary written, directed by and starring Arisleyda Dilone, a young intersex woman living in the U.S. The film aims to capture Aris’s experience growing up intersex in a Dominican-American family. Aris focuses on the influences of outside forces (her partner, her friends, the medical field and, most importantly, her family) as she seeks to understand her identity as an intersex-woman and a Dominican-American. Her journey takes her back to the Dominican Republic, where there is a long history of medical research of intersex bodies. This Body, Too will tackle issues of sex identity, gender identity, surgical interventions and mainstream perceptions of feminine identity.
Funding enabled her to shoot an interview with her former doctor that operated on her body as a teen (this interview will form part of the feature film This Body, Too) and complete a short film, Mami y Yo y mi Gallito (16mins, 2015), which revolves around her first conversation with her mother about her body.