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October 16, 2013 5:27 PM
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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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172 Comments

  • Jay | March 31, 2014 11:13 AMReply

    Yes to my dear friend of over 45 years

  • Jay | March 31, 2014 11:13 AMReply

    Yes to my dear friend of over 45 years

  • Jay | March 31, 2014 11:13 AMReply

    Yes to my dear friend of over 45 years

  • Jay | March 31, 2014 11:13 AMReply

    Yes to my dear friend of over 45 years

  • Jay | March 31, 2014 11:13 AMReply

    Yes to my dear friend of over 45 years

  • M T | March 29, 2014 3:36 AMReply

    Yes!!!! Yes for Major!

  • M T | March 29, 2014 3:36 AMReply

    Yes!!!! Yes for Major!

  • M T | March 29, 2014 3:35 AMReply

    Yes!!!! Yes for Major!

  • M T | March 29, 2014 3:35 AMReply

    Yes!!!! Yes for Major!

  • M T | March 29, 2014 3:35 AMReply

    Yes!!!! Yes for Major!

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:11 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:10 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Natalia | March 17, 2014 9:10 PMReply

    This movie is SO SO SO SO important! YES YES YES

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:29 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:29 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:29 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:07 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:07 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:07 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:07 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Lily Hammer | March 17, 2014 2:07 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR! This is a very important movie that deserves recognition.

  • Brian | March 17, 2014 12:49 PMReply

    Yes for Major

  • Brian | March 17, 2014 12:49 PMReply

    Yes for Major

  • Brian | March 17, 2014 12:48 PMReply

    Yes for Major

  • Brian | March 17, 2014 12:48 PMReply

    Yes for Major

  • Brian | March 17, 2014 12:48 PMReply

    Yes for Major

  • Jai | March 17, 2014 12:04 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR!

  • Jai | March 17, 2014 12:01 PMReply

    Yes for MAJOR!

  • Nelly | March 17, 2014 12:01 PMReply

    yes :D

  • Nelly | March 17, 2014 12:01 PMReply

    yes :D

  • Nelly | March 17, 2014 12:01 PMReply

    yes :D

  • Nelly | March 17, 2014 12:01 PMReply

    yes :D

  • Nelly | March 17, 2014 12:00 PMReply

    yes :D

  • Jack | March 17, 2014 1:43 AMReply

    Yes yes yes!

  • Jack | March 17, 2014 1:43 AMReply

    Yes yes yes!

  • Jack | March 17, 2014 1:42 AMReply

    Yes yes yes!

  • Jack | March 17, 2014 1:42 AMReply

    Yes yes yes!

  • erica | March 17, 2014 1:06 AMReply

    YEs!!! one thousand times, yes!! (does that count for a thousand votes??) ;-p

  • erica | March 17, 2014 1:06 AMReply

    YEs!!! one thousand times, yes!! (does that count for a thousand votes??) ;-p

  • erica | March 17, 2014 1:06 AMReply

    YEs!!! one thousand times, yes!! (does that count for a thousand votes??) ;-p

  • erica | March 17, 2014 1:06 AMReply

    YEs!!! one thousand times, yes!! (does that count for a thousand votes??) ;-p

  • erica | March 17, 2014 1:06 AMReply

    YEs!!! one thousand times, yes!! (does that count for a thousand votes??) ;-p

  • erica | March 17, 2014 1:06 AMReply

    YEs!!! one thousand times, yes!! (does that count for a thousand votes??) ;-p

  • Liz | March 17, 2014 12:58 AMReply

    I would love to see this film.

  • Lisa Dazols | March 16, 2014 9:53 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this film!

  • Lisa Dazols | March 16, 2014 9:53 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this film!

  • Lynn Kennison | November 4, 2013 2:08 PMReply

    An important topic. Well done.

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 5:00 PMReply

    nice and timely movie for this decade!

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:58 PMReply

    nice and timely movie for this decade!

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:58 PMReply

    nice and timely movie for this decade!

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:56 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:56 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:56 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:56 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:56 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • Charlotte | November 1, 2013 4:56 PMReply

    Nice and timely film for this decade

  • vece | November 1, 2013 1:51 PMReply

    Yes!

  • Timmy | November 1, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    Yes for "Major"

  • altravece | November 1, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    Yes!!!!!!

  • altravece | November 1, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    Yes!!!!!!

  • Timmy | November 1, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    Yes for "Major"

  • Timmy | November 1, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    Yes for "Major"

  • Timmy | November 1, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Yes for "Major"

  • Timmy | November 1, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Yes for "Major"

  • Timmy | November 1, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Yes for "Major"

  • Timmy | November 1, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Yes for "Major"

  • altravece | November 1, 2013 1:32 PMReply

    Yes!!!!!!

  • altravece | November 1, 2013 1:31 PMReply

    Yes!!!!!!

  • altravece | November 1, 2013 1:30 PMReply

    Yes!!!!!!

  • altravece | November 1, 2013 1:30 PMReply

    Yes!!!!!!

  • Rahula | November 1, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Major! yes!

  • Rahula | November 1, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Major! yes!

  • Rahula | November 1, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Major! yes!

  • Rahula | November 1, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Major! yes!

  • Rahula | November 1, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Major! yes!

  • Rahula | November 1, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Major! yes!

  • Rahula | November 1, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Major! yes!

  • Jhoneycutt | November 1, 2013 12:18 AMReply

    Voting for Major.