I Am Her
I Am Her spotlights the voices of transgender women within NYC’s homeless underclass, who struggle for self acceptance - and for survival itself. One church opens its doors for support - but as tensions rise, the community is left in tenuous balance. Street life’s dangers loom - sex work, disease, abuse, homelessness - as all fight to find their own voice, and tell their story: one of passion, deep pain, and the stunning resilience needed to overcome it.
Sasha Pezenik is a multimedia storyteller born and bred in the heart of NYC, and is a 2013 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Sarah Lawrence. I Am Her is Sasha’s filmmaking debut; it has so far won Best Documentary at four festivals, national and international, is an official selection at 10 others and was recently recognized as an influencer for the U.N.’s global initiative on gender equality. Her passion, pen, and camera lens all focus on social fault lines through raw human stories. She currently works for ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir.