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Project of the Day: A Doc about Civil Rights Hero Miss Major

Project of the Day: A Doc about Civil Rights Hero Miss Major

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

“MAJOR!”

Tweetable Logline:

Currently in production, a new documentary about transgender activist, elder and civil rights hero Miss Major


Elevator Pitch:

This is the story of one woman’s journey, a community’s history, and how caring for one another can be a revolutionary act.

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a Black transgender woman, a formerly
incarcerated person, a former sex worker, an elder, a community leader,
and an internationally-recognized human rights activist. From the 1969
Stonewall Rebellion to her current work as Executive Director of the
Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), she’s worked
tirelessly for transgender rights for over 40 years. MAJOR! explores
her story, and takes audiences on a journey through LGBT history.

Production Team:

Producer/Director: Annalise Ophelian (Diagnosing Difference, 2009)
Co-Producer: StormMiguel Florez
DP: Avery Hudson

About the Production:

“As queer and transgender filmmakers, we want to see our stories and
our communities represented on screen with authenticity and fierceness.
We believe all audiences, LGBTQ and straight, are smart and savvy
enough to feel compelled by stories that don’t need manufactured drama
to be dramatic. We love documentary films that challenge the way we
think and feel without offering easy answers, and inspire us to break
through stereotypes and preconceived notions. This is more than just a
bio doc, it’s a living history of the LGBT rights movement.” — Annalise Ophelian

Current Status:

Post-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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An important topic. Well done.

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Everett peters

This is an important figure and activist championing the rights of the marginalized and oppressed for decades. She deserves to be recognized for her tireless efforts.

pjarakian@aol.com

Looking forward to this inspiring documentary based on an account of real live history in the making, a story that must be told..

Pauline Jarakian

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