Category: Press

Documentary Workers Unite Against the Odds 

On March 14, workers at the International Documentary Association (IDA) announced their intent to unionize with the Communications Workers of America Local 9003. Documentary Workers United (DWU) is the first union of its kind in the United States, representing 10 staff members, including coordinators, specialists, officers, associates, and non-senior managers. We spoke with two members of…
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May 13, 2022 0

Pennsylvania candidate seeking to be first openly trans county executive in U.S. history

Metro Weekly: In the campaign video, created by award-winning queer filmmaker Hansen Bursic, Titus talks about attempting suicide twice before the age of 16, and how they eventually overcame various hardships and odds to create a better life for themself, and — through their commitment to public service — others.

April 29, 2021 0

Temple senior’s thesis film shares transgender experience

Temple News: Hansen Bursic is taking viewers back to the 1980s to tell an important story about the transgender experience “Halloween 1987” tells the story of Cory, a gender-questioning teenager whose girlfriend, Meg, wants them to wear a couple’s costume to a Halloween party. Because Cory presents themself as a boy, Meg comes up with…
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September 8, 2020 0

Film student’s documentary about a rural transgender teenager’s transition shows at international LGBTQ film festival

Temple News: Hansen Bursic was at work the day he received a congratulatory email notifying him his documentary “The Toothmans” had been accepted into San Francisco-based Frameline42, the largest and oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world. “My boss just saw me completely break down,” said Bursic, a junior film student with a concentration in…
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July 27, 2018 0

Student director screens trans youth documentary set in rural PA

Philadelphia Gay News: At 20 years old, queer filmmaker and activist Hansen Bursic will be one of the youngest directors in attendance this weekend when his award-winning documentary “The Toothmans” screens at the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT festival, held annually in San Francisco. A documentary short with an eight-minute runtime, “The Toothmans” chronicles the…
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June 14, 2018 0

Documentary film about transgender youth living in rural Pa., selected for film festival

Penn Live: A documentary film about the experiences of a transgender teenager set against a rural Pennsylvania backdrop has been selected for screening at a national LGBT film festival. The documentary, “The Toothmans,” was produced by Temple University film student Hansen Bursic and has been selected to screen at the Frameline42 film festival. The film centers on Cooper…
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June 6, 2018 0