Becoming a woman at sixty
Chris feels neither a man nor a woman, but more like a 'Two-Spirit': in between both genders. Now turning sixty, this professor of management is taking the big plunge. One year in his / her life, from the operation in Thailand, through the apprenticeship of femininity back in Switzerland, to the coming out as a woman. A year in which Chris takes wing as a female to become Christa.
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Laurence Périgaud left the Paris region at 19 to study anthropology and sociology at Neuchatel University (Switzerland). During her studies, she specialized in Visual Anthropology and learned how to film and edit by working at Rec Productions (Neuchatel, Switzerland) and Canal Onex (Onex, Switzerland). In 2006, she traveled for two months in India as a director’s assistant on the film La Danse des Dieux by Paul Rognoni, produced by Mareterraniu Productions (Ajaccio, France) and France O. From November 2008 to December 2009, she filmed Christophe / Christa Muth’s gender transition for her documentary Between Two-Spirit, her final project for the completion of her Master’s, which she continued editing independently for two years. In March 2010, Laurence Périgaud started working at Radio Television Suisse (RTS), where she directs news reports and live shows. In March 2012, she received her diploma from the Centre Romand de Formation des Journalistes and won 3rd place of the Chuard Prize, an award for French-speaking Swiss journalism.