"Casting trans actors in cis roles sends a really important, powerful message – that trans women are real women and trans men are real men."

Kim Hill RNZ: Celebrating trans experiences: Rurangi director Max Currie

Kim Hill, Radio NZ, interviews Max Currie about the new series Rūrangi.

In the new series Rūrangi, gender-diverse New Zealanders get an opportunity to tell their own story – with resources – for the first time, says director Max Currie.

Over half of Rūrangi’s cast and crew identify as gender-diverse – an umbrella term that encompasses transgender, non-binary and intersex people, Currie tells Kim Hill.

In Rūrangi, some cisgender characters are played by trans actors. This was a way to create more opportunities for trans people to work as actors and also make a statement, Currie says.

Listen to the interview here

SOURCE: Celebrating trans experiences: Rurangi director Max Currie

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