“It was like a bomb being dropped into our life.”
That’s Isaiah Ngwaru. He’s talking about the moment he and his wife, Betina, discovered that their child, Tatenda, was intersex. Although she had been raised as a boy, Tatenda had railed against the strict masculine norms in her hometown of Gutu, Zimbabwe.
A new short documentary about Tatenda Ngwaru reveals the ongoing struggles of intersex people, even within the community that claims to accept them.