Trans In America: An Indie and Advocacy Partnership

Trans In America: An Indie and Advocacy Partnership
Recording: Trans In America: An Indie and Advocacy Partnership, Mar 10, 2019


Impact filmmaking relies on storytelling to drive social change. But what if we went one step further? What if driving that change and upending injustices started with making the film? In this case study, we’ll look at the making of Trans in America, a series of three short documentaries about transgender civil rights in the U.S., directed by LGBTQ+ filmmakers, produced by a majority-LGBTQ+ production team in consultation with an advisory panel of trans rights experts, and funded by the ACLU. Join the team behind the films for a frank discussion about how nonprofits and independent filmmakers can work together toward a more equitable future that upsets structural injustice through an alternative funding model and more access for all people with stories to tell.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner