Spectrums: New Gender Movement (2017) is a low-budget, independent documentary web series directed, filmed, and edited by Zohar Melinek Ezra and Afek Testa Launer. Spectrums breaks linear time by delaying progress, jumping back and forth, and mourning and celebrating the past while imagining futures that include trans* and gender-nonconforming bodies. The rapid jump-cuts draw attention to this flawed continuity (in documentary as well as in life) and emphasize the fragility of trans* time. Spectrums’ characters disrupt linearity by wasting time, purposely delaying linear progress in their transitions, being pushed outside “family time,” and even circling back. Spectrums operates on trans* time lines, delaying progress in a loopy present and imagining possible futures from reinvented pasts.

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