Jordanian Filmmaker Tracks a Transgender’s Recovery – By Alana Chloe Esposito – WeNews correspondent

Amman, Jordan (WomensENews) — With taboo topics all around, Maryam Jum’a, a 26-year-old Jordanian filmmaker, says she has no end of subject matter.

Currently, she is working on a film about a 32-year-old woman diagnosed with gender dysphoria, also known as gender identity disorder, when there’s a conflict between a person’s physical gender and the gender he or she identifies as. The woman at the center of the film, Manal, has mustered the courage to speak out publicly in hopes that her story will prevent or alleviate others’ suffering.