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Jordy is on the brink of her physical transition. She describes her future physical appearance with precision and longing. But she’s well aware that the wait for hormone therapy and surgery hinders her current transition process.

What does it actually mean to be a woman? And what is femininity? For Jordy it is crystal clear: it is only when one has the physical characteristics of a woman that one can call herself a true woman. Jordy is already a woman in heart, soul and fantasies. But she’s now on the brink of her physical transition as well.

Especially now, wandering in the realm between man and woman, she feels that the dichotomy is more poignant than ever. Must she conform to fit in? And what is the price for doing so? Through the semi-animated documentary Jordy in Transitland we enter Jordy’s fantasy world. A modern, raw fairytale as a poetic protest against today’s parochialism.

Length:        6 minutes  
Language:   Dutch   
Subtitles:     English & French  

Format:       16:9 Widescreen


WINNER Best Documentary at Vidlings and Tapehead 2017.

20 Nov 2016: Dutch TV premiere on broadcasting station NPO3.


Starring:                      Jody Rouwenhorst 

Directed by:                Willem Timmers
Producer:                    Ilja Kok   
Camera:                      Floris Verweij   
Editing:                       Efin de Landmeter   

Animation:                  Guusje Dekker & Inês Fernandes  ​  

Music, sound

     design & mix:        Frank Sens  

Colour grading:         Marco van Bergen  

Production assistant: Nanouk Wouters  

Graphic design:         Frank Timmers 

VPRO Dorst:               Randy Vermeulen, Maik Mirkovic & Karen van Dijk

Vers Film & TV:           Sacha Gertsik 

Cinecrowd:                 Jeltje Hillen  


Thanks to

Aafke Beernink, Jasper Bruijns, Stèphen Roelofsen, Nick Elschot, Leon Valentić, Eric Scheer, Danjel van den Hoogen, Anna Hoetjes, Menna Laura Meijer, Annelies Termeer, Jan-Dirk Bouw, Lotte van Gaalen, Petra Vermeulen & Annemiek d’Herripon

This film has been made possible with support of Netherlands Film Fund, VSB Fund, Stichting fonds de Trut and made possible with a contribution of the impulse funding programme of the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant and with support of bkkc.

With a very special thank you to all Cinecrowd donators. 

‘De ontmoeting’ is an initiative of VERS and Cinecrowd.

The film is a co-production of Copper Views and VPRO Dorst.

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