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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

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“MAJOR!”

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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.

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Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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