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Two Spirit People

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Uploaded on May 23, 2011

An overview of historical and contemporary Native American concepts of gender, sexuality and sexual orientation. This documentary explores the berdache tradition in Native American culture, in which individuals who embody feminine and masculine qualities act as a conduit between the physical and spiritual world, and because of this are placed in positions of power within the community.

Michel Beauchemin, Lori Levy & Gretchen Vogel
1991 20 min. USA

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