Director: Michael Barnett | Documentary | 2019 | USA | English | 88 min.
Changing the Game is a documentary following the lives of young transgender athletes as they navigate the varying regulations in the world of strictly gendered sports. While forced to deal with policies that strive to define them, athletes, coaches, and parents alike are forced to confront what it really means to be an athlete — and more importantly, a person. As trans people all over the world continue to face threats on their basic rights, this film gives insight to how impactful sports can be in the life of a struggling teenager. The display of love, passion, and dedication in these young people is absolutely unmatched, and it shows in the way they thrive when allowed to do what they love. Changing the Game demonstrates with absolute clarity the necessity of inclusive policies in athletics. No one should be barred from doing what they love.