André Pérez

America in Transition

To support America In Transition (AIT), a trans-led initiative that centers the lives, experiences, and issues of people of color. AIT is a documentary series and social impact campaign that flips the script on the typical trans narrative of internal struggle, and instead uses character-driven storytelling to focus on the social dimensions of trans identity. Each 22-minute episode shares the story of a different person in a different place, addressing issues like HIV criminalization, immigration, and civil rights in the trans community. Through live events and workshops, AIT aims to accelerate change by activating changemakers and mobilizing audiences to take action.

At a Glance

Project Title

America in Transition

NFA Category

NFA Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film




Media Arts

Primary Social Theme

LGBTQ Rights


Chicago, IL

Collaborator/Mentee Name

Lesley Martinez Etherly