TWO SPIRITS interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.
Lydia’s Campaign Update
The NEXT STEP for a film that changes HEARTS and MINDS.
Join our campaign to place TWO SPIRITS in more public libraries, colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide.
According to the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP), gay teens are two to three times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. And Native American youths have the highest rates of suicide among all ethnic groups.
We’ve heard from young people who are no longer suicidal after seeing the film because they have a new sense of pride and identity. And we’ve seen how the film stimulates action and deepens the discussion around sexuality and gender in ways that will influence many students for the rest of their lives.
Thank you for contributing to a lasting legacy of love and change.
Here are two ways to share TWO SPIRITS with colleges, universities and libraries:
1. Make a financial contribution here and we’ll figure out where to place them and handle everything.
2. If you want to give copies directly, purchase a number of copies and share them yourself.