The Break

The Break

14 mins | Jan. 1, 2013

The Break is an experimental and performance-based documentary that focuses on the idea of the "break" (the voice as a site of transgression and inherent queerness, as theorized by Wayne Koestenbaum). Mitchell juxtaposes old and new footage from popular (Canadian) tween singer Justin Bieber, professional operatic performances, and YouTube clips and interviews with trans activists as a way to explore the relationship between gender and the singing voice in Western societies.

The Break

14 mins | Jan. 1, 2013

The Break
The Break is an experimental and performance-based documentary that focuses on the idea of the "break" (the voice as a site of transgression and inherent queerness, as theorized by Wayne Koestenbaum). Mitchell juxtaposes old and new footage from popular (Canadian) tween singer Justin Bieber, professional operatic performances, and YouTube clips and interviews with trans activists as a way to explore the relationship between gender and the singing voice in Western societies.
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Original title The Break
Directors Alexis Mitchell
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