A Deal with the Universe

Join us in celebrating LGBT History Month with a film screening and Q&A with Filmmake Jason Barker - Hosted by the University Schools of History and Media


A documentary from transgender filmmaker and activist Jason Barker, telling the story of a very different kind of pregnancy. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries which he and his partner, Tracey, shot over the course of a decade, A Deal with the Universe tells the fascinating story behind the couple’s journey to conceive.

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • 5:30pm
  • Minerva Building - Jackson Lecture Theatre

A Deal with the Universe is an autobiographical film about director Jason Barker's journey to becoming pregnant. Composed of home footage shot by the filmmaker, it's an intimate exploration of parenthood and being pregnant and transgender. Barker explains that the film came from a desire to document his unique experience. 'One thing about queer history and about LGBT lives is it can move very fast. Things change quickly, legally and culturally, and in a way, we're not good archivists. People don't keep a record. I suppose that was the thing about having a video camera, I was documenting with a film in mind.'

This film is groundbreaking in terms of its intimate insights into gender identity and new parenthood. We are delighted that Jason Barker will join us to present the film and answer questions after the screening. It is free and open to everyone: students, staff members and the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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For enquiries contact: corourke@lincoln.ac.uk

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