By Indiewire | Indiewire October 16, 2013 at 5:27PM
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.
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.
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
For more information and to support this project:
Be sure to check out our curated Kickstarter page for more information on projects we think you should check out.
If you have an in-the-works project and you'd like to be profiled in an
upcoming iW Project of the Day column, submit yourself by filling out this form!