Two Spirits as described on the Cinema Guild website is the story of Fred Martinez who "was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. He was one of the youngest hate crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen by a young man who bragged to friends that he had "bug-smashed a fag." Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl and the essentially spiritual nature of gender and sexuality.
Embedded in the site for the film is an interactive map of "Gender-Diverse Cultures" pinpointing global cultures that have "recognized, revered, and integrated more than two genders."
The map highlights numerous examples such a dual-gendered god in pre-colonial Andean culture, hijras in South Asia and transsexual identities in Iran. I found the map to be highly inspiring because it points out my culture's failings in providing space for gender non-conforming individuals.