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Mohammed to Maya (2012)

A look at the spiritual and emotional side of sex change through the story of a devout Muslim from India named Mohammed, who was persecuted by her orthodox Muslim family and religious community undergoing sexual reassignment surgery.

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Updated: 6 January 2012
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Mohammed To Maya is a documentary feature that examines the spiritual and emotional side of sex change through the story of a devout Muslim from India (Maya Jafer), who was persecuted by her orthodox Muslim family and religious community for deciding to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. Filmmaker Jeff Roy follows Maya to three countries (Thailand, United States, and India), along a difficult journey as she struggles to maintain her faith while fighting for personal liberation. Maya is an incredibly accomplished woman, who immigrated to Southern California from South India, earned two doctorates in holistic medicine, and built a successful professional career. Since she was a young boy, Maya devoted her life to Islam, and followed a conservative life of prayer and familial obligation. Throughout her transition, however, she has had to redefine her spiritual and cultural devotion, facing incredible resistance along the way. Mohammed To Maya follows Maya's story with a tight, ... Written by Jeff Roy

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