I Am Skylar

Runtime: 15 mins
Directors:  Rachel Bower

Surrounded by a family and a community who show her unconditional love as she follows her personal path, Skylar faces the complexities of being a transgender girl on the cusp of puberty with refreshing honesty and unshakeable dignity. 



  • Best Atlantic Short Documentary

DIRECTOR – Rachel Bower

Rachel Bower has worked as a director, camera operator, and editor for the National Film Board, Outdoor Life Network, CBC and CTV.  Choosing subjects of deep personal interest and connection she has worked on documentaries in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, Romania, and North America.

Rachel won a National Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Dave Rogers Award for Best Short Feature and a Maritime Philanthropy Award Outstanding Special Event. She also founded the JRG Society for the Arts, which is a Canadian charity who provides support to artists with disabilities.

Her documentaries have been screened at dozens of film festivals around the world. In The Same Boat won Best Documentary at the 2012 Silver Wave Film Festival and The Singing Lumberjack, produced by the NFB, won Best Documentary at the 2015 Silver Wave Film Festival.