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NYFF Review: ‘Born to Be’

By Jason Gorber

Doc examines the role of health services in the transgender community

September 29, 2019

New York Film Review: ‘Born to Be’

By Owen Gleiberman

A lively and moving documentary about the first major American hospital center for transgender surgery shows us what the future will look like.

October 2, 2019

INTERVIEW: Born to Be Documentary Director Tânia Cypriano

By Susan Kouguell

Susan Kouguell speaks with filmmaker Tânia Cypriano during the New York Film Festival where her powerful documentary Born to Be had its world premiere.

October 2, 2019

Jared Mobarak Review: BORN TO BE [2019]

By Jared Mobarak

“We’re going to make her whole”

October 3 2019

‘Born to Be’ Review: Intimate Portrait of Transgender Surgery Pioneer Gets It Right

By Jude Dry

‘Born to Be’ Review: Intimate Portrait of Transgender Surgery Pioneer Gets It Right

October 4, 2019

NYFF Review: ‘Born to Be’ is an Enlightening Look at Transgender Care in NYC

By Jared Mobarak

How does a self-taught upright bass player who dropped out of Julliard to pursue his parents’ dream of medical school become a bona fide superhero? Easy. He raised his hand…

October 5, 2019

NYFF57 Review: ‘Born To Be’

By Shura Adams

Born to Be’ is a deeply intimate and endearing documentary that chronicles the physical transition of transgender patients at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City.

October 7, 2019

‘Born to Be’: Film Review | NYFF 2019

By Frank Scheck

Tania Cypriano’s documentary follows Dr. Jess Ting as he attends to patients at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City.

October 8, 2019

New York Film Festival ’19 Review: A Surgeon Operates in a Brave New World in “Born to Be”

By Stephen Saito

New York Film Festival ’19 Review: A Surgeon Operates in a Brave New World in “Born to Be”

October 9, 2019

Rotten Tomatoes Rating High for Born to Be

By Rotten Tomatoes

Visit Born to Be’s Rotten Tomatoes page to see how people think about it!


Photos from the Palm Springs International Film Festival

By Born to Be

Photo #1
Caption: Director Tania Cypriano with cast member Mahogany Phillips

Photo #2
Caption: Tania Cypriano and Mahogany Phillips with Council Member Lisa Middleton. Lisa Middleton is the first transgender person to be elected in California for a non-judicial position. She was elected in November 2017.

January 6, 2019