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She’s Not a Boy

A Film by Yuhong Pang & Robert Tokanel


She’s Not a Boy


Tatenda Ngwaru left Zimbabwe with sixty dollars and the hope that she would finally find a place she belonged. But for an asylum-seeking intersex woman, even a diverse, queer-friendly city like New York is a hard place to make home.

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Friday, November 8, 2019 • 2:15 PM

Cinépolis Chelsea

New York, NY 10011, USA


Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 4:15 PM

Cinépolis Chelsea – Theater 7

New York, NY 10011, USA

Baltimore International Black Film Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 5:30 PM

Baltimore, USA

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival

Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 5:40 PM

Dwyer Cultural Center

New York, NY 10027, USA

Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 2:00 PM

Cinemateket / Filmens Hus

Oslo, Norway

NewFilmmakers NY

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 • 6:00 PM

Anthology Film Archives

New York, NY 10003, USA

Idlewide International Film Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2019 • 5:00 PM

Riffe Center

Idlewild, MI 49642, USA

Vancouver Queer International Film Festival

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 • 9:00 PM

VIFF Vancity Theatre—VCT

Vancouver, Canada

Chain NYC Film Festival

Friday, August 16, 2019 • 8:30 PM

Chain Theatre

New York, NY 10018, USA

Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 • 6:30 PM

The Brattle Theatre

Boston,MA 02138, USA


For press inquiry or a press kit, please contact Yuhong Pang at


Robert tokanel | co-director

Robert Tokanel is an emerging platforms producer at WGBH. His work has been published on The New York Times Learning Network,, and Mic. He has previously reported from Jordan,Turkey, and Zimbabwe. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He can be reached at


Yuhong Pang | co-director

Yuhong Pang is a documentary filmmaker and post doc. research scholar at Columbia Journalism School. Born and raised in China, she worked at China’s state television channel CGTN and The Wall Street Journal. Her work has been published on The Wall Street Journal, The Diplomat, NationSwell and broadcasted on Beijing Television. She is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached at


The film was made possible with support from:

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Joyce A. de Groot Memorial Fund

The Patsy Pulitzer Preston Fund

Michael and Ramelle Pulitzer

The Charina Endowment