SAVE kicked-off its new campaign to add gender identity and expression to Miami-Dade County’s human-rights ordinance with a screening of the film, “Just Gender“, directed by George Zuber, and narrated by Emmy award-winner Bebe Neuwirth. The city of Miami Beach was sponsoring the screening, andÂ Vice Mayor Micky Steinberg & Commissioner Michael Grieco issued a proclamation honoring Just Gender director George Zuber and SAVE.
Although the film utilizes some archival footage and stills, it is largely built on a series of original footage and interviews of transgender persons, their family members and friends, health care experts, community leaders and others who work with the transgender community. The film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgender people. It also explores the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity, as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world generally held by society. Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, we explore the confusion, the isolation, and fear felt by many transgender persons. We also see their growing awareness and acceptance, and ultimately their joy in blossoming comfort as transgender persons.
George Zuber has over thirty years of professional experience as a CPA, having recently retired as a partner of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. Over the course of his years with the firm, George Zuber provided audit services to many of Deloitte’s most valued clients, and, most recently, specialized in forensic investigations and dispute consulting services. At Deloitte, he assisted in the resolution of large, complex corporate disputes, and served as an arbitrator of such matters in more than 80 cases. George Zuber served as the Diversity & Inclusion Partner for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and participated as a member of Deloitte’s National Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council. As part of his diversity activities, he served on the Boards of Directors of both Lambda Legal and Independent FilmMakers Project. He currently serves on the Actors Fund Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of Our Fund, a community foundation. This is where he started exploring the education field.
Instead of retiring and going quietly into the night, he used this transition to lead him to the film making business. It is a way to get the word out on different issues affecting Human Rights. Many of his films are used for Universities and Companies education and training purposes. He has produced Ten More Good Years, Jo-Jo Is a Dogâ€™s Name and With This Ring before Just Gender.Â George Zuber is interested in making the world a better place by educating and expanding peopleâ€™s point of view. If you do not know something, it can be hard to understand and empathize with people. With Just Gender, he tackles the very misunderstood world of transgender people. The film explores the concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity. As a society we do not understand these issues. The film uses archival footage and interviews to bring faces to the issues. Most of the issues of hardship we can all relate to.