LADY VALOR: The Kristin Beck Story
Directed by Mark Herzog, Sandrine Orabona
90 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated
*Subject of the film, Kristin Beck, will be in attendance for a post-film discussion immediately following the film.
Former Navy SEAL Christopher Beck gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as Kristin Beck, a transgender woman. Shortly after retiring from active duty, Kristin embraced her true identity that she had hidden throughout her time in the service, knowing that she would lose everything if anyone learned her secret. When she came out on CNN, many friends, colleagues, and family members were taken by surprise.
While many people have been supportive, there are those who have exhibited more bigotry than Kristin ever expected. After more than twenty years of service in one of the most elite special-forces units, she has learned that her fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness didn’t end on the battlefield.
Through exclusive interviews with Kristin, her family, and her friends, as well as footage of Christopher Beck in training and combat, the filmmakers reveal Kristin’s courage, resolve, and perseverance in this intimate portrait of a remarkable hero and leader.
Official Selection: 2014 SXSW Film Festival, 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival