2017 / 28 minutes

Directed by
Teboho Edkins
Country of production
South Africa

“I am Sheriff” follows a young man as he travels the mountain kingdom of Lesotho showing his film in remote villages, schools and communities.

Sheriff was born with a girl’s body, but as the grandmother in his film recounts, he refused to wear dresses and always wanted to play with the boys.

“My name is Sheriff now”, he says, “if you want me to come home and visit my home village you have to learn to call me by my name.” His spectators react with surprise and curiosity, but also offer remarkable warmth, love and acceptance.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles