I Am a Girl!

Ik Ben Een Meisje!

I Am a Girl!

Susan Koenen

desired! – film lust & queer

Every 13-year-old girl dreams of that nice, but hard-to-get, boy. And Joppe is no different, conferring with her friend on how to ask Brian out. But just how should she tell him that she was born a boy?
In Susan Koenen’s documentary film, Joppe talks about her daily life. She describes her situation at school, the reactions of fellow pupils, and speaks openly about her feelings and her plans for the future.

Director / Script

Susan Koenen


Reinout Steenhuizen


Susan Koenen, Denise Janzee


Bouwde Mulder


Albert Klein Haneveld


Hollandse Helden

Susan Koenen

Documentary filmmaker Susan Koenen was born in 1974 in The Hague. She is intrigued by people who can be a role model to others, in a social sense. Thus her films present young people who are trying to live their lives in very original ways (Elena in Wonderland), or the remarkably strong girl Laura, who loses her best friend Anne to leukemia (Laura & Anne 4 Ever). And then there is Piet, the protagonist of The Wild West, a man looking after the needs of underprivileged children in a multicultural neighborhood of Amsterdam.

Films by Susan Koenen
Het Wilde Westen 2010 | Het Geheim van de Rij 2009 | Laura & Anne 4 Ever 2008 | Elena in Wonderland 2008 | Ik Heb Een Plan 2004 | Toch Uit 2001 | Impasse 1999