Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023

Who I Am Not

By Tunde Skovran
Tue, 17 October 2023, 4:30 PM
What makes a male, and what makes a female? Where do we draw the line, and does it really matter? Sharon-Rose Khumalo, a South African beauty queen, plunges into an identity crisis after finding out she is intersex. She needs the guidance of somebody just like her. The only person who will help is Dimakatso Sebidi, a male-presenting intersex activist who turns out to be her complete opposite. The two parallel but divergent stories are an intimate look at the struggle of living in a male-female world, when you are both, or neither. "Who I Am Not" gives a voice to the long ignored and mostly silent two percent of the world’s population: the intersex community.

Film Info


Who I Am Not
  • Romania
  • Canada
105 Minutes


  • Tunde Skovran
  • Producers
  • Andrei ZINCA
  • Paul CADIEUX
  • Director

    • Tunde Skovran

      Tunde Skovran was born in Transylvania, Romania. After graduating in 2005 from Babes Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) with a Bachelor degree in Drama, Miss Skovran became a repertoire actress at the prestigious Hungarian State Theatre in Cluj-Napoca. Her credits include productions under the direction of world-renowned directors such as Robert Woodruff, Alain Timar, Gabor Tompa, Silviu Purcarete, etc. In 2008, Miss Skovran was nominated for the Romanian most prestigious theatre award, (UNITER Award). In 2014, Miss Skovran was recognized as one of the most promising young actresses in Central and Eastern Europe, and was invited to participate in the Sarajevo International Film Festival Talent Campus. She is a Berlinale Talent alumni. Miss Skovran made her movie debut in “Puzzle” (2013), a Castel Film (Romania) and Double 4 Studios (U.S.) production, for which she received Best Actress in a Lead Role Awards at two international US film festivals. Presently, Miss Skovran lives in Los Angeles, Ca., where she was an observer at The Actors Studio West. She starred in a few movies, and in 2016 she created J.U.S.T. Toys, a theatre production company that became a pioneer for experimental theater in Los Angeles. She produced and starred in acclaimed productions, the last of which opened off Broadway in 2019, under the direction of Yuri Kordonsky. The documentary “Who I Am Not” is Miss Skovran’s first feature length film as a director. As a work in progress, the film was awarded by WEMW in Trieste and by Dok Incubator at IDFA.

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