Just Be Gemma


For nearly two years, Nine Island Communications filmed Gemma Hickey's gender transformation. Gemma's journey is personal, honest, raw and relevant.

Gemma is best known for co-leading the movement that legalized same-sex marriage in Canada and they're the founder of Pathways, an organization that offers support to survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

Just Be Gemma is an all-access documentary revealing Gemma's physical changes and internal struggles.

The original air date of the documentary was Saturday, September 23, 2017 on CBC Television. 

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Just Be Gemma:

Written, directed, and produced: Peter Walsh

Editor: Christopher Darlington

Principal videography: Peter Walsh

Additional videography: Ty Evans and Jane Wong

Executive Producers: Ronalda Walsh, Peter Walsh

Produced in partnership with:

•  Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation

•  CBC Television

•  the documentary Channel

•  Memorial University of Newfoundland's Diploma in     Performance and Communications Media