Transcendent Girl

In a new documentary, a young girl and her family fight for her right to live as her authentic self.

Still photo of Sasha from the documentary Little Girl — Photo from mk2 films

Sasha knew she was a girl from the age of two or three. “It was not a passing fancy,” her mother Karine tells us in Little Girl, the elegant and moving 2020 documentary by the French director Sébastien Lifshitz. When we first meet Sasha, she’s now seven, in second…