Life Is Not a Competition, But I'm Winning
If the victors write history, where does that leave those who were never allowed to be part of the game?
A collective of queer athletes enters the Olympic Stadium in Athens and sets out to honour those who were excluded from standing on the winners’ podium. They meet Amanda Reiter, a trans* marathon runner who has to struggle with the prejudices of sports organisers, and Annet Negesa, an 800m runner who was urged by the international sports federations to undergo hormone-altering surgery. Together they create a radical poetic utopia far from the rigid gender rules found in competitive sports.
Julia Fuhr Mann (1987)
Life Is Not a Competition, But I'm Winning (2023, doc)
ESTONIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SPORTS FILM PROGRAMME