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Yellow for Hermaphrodite - Mani's Story

Television (Full Length) – 2002

This documentary traces the life of intersex activist Mani Mitchell. 'Intersexual' is a term to describe a person with atypical combinations of the biological features that usually distinguish males from females. Mitchell's harrowing but ultimately inspiring story is told via candid and articulate interviews, as Mitchell talks about being made a "hospital freak show tour" by doctors, and growing up secretly 'middlesex'. The Dominion Post's Jane Bowron called Mani's Story "one of the great survivor stories". It won the 2004 Qantas Media Award for Best Documentary. 

Mani Mitchell is off to America on a passport that has never told the truth.
– Narrator Jim Mora

Key Cast & Crew

Swami Hansa


Jim Mora

Narrator, Script Editor

John Keir

Writer, Producer, Director - New Zealand Content

Dianne Lindesay

Associate Producer

Simon Shazell

Sound Mix

Alan Smithee

United States Footage

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Produced by

Greenstone TV


Greenstone TV