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

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. "MAJOR!" Tweetable Logline:
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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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