Major! /
produced & directed by Annalise Ophelian ; co-produced & edited by StormMiguel Florez.
imprint
[San Francisco] : Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC, [2016]
description
1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[San Francisco] : Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC, [2016]
standard identifier
040201982804
credits note
Camera, Avery Hudson, Michelle Lawler, Annalise Ophelian.
general note
Originally produced in 2015; copyright held by Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
performer
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Melenie Eleneke, Janetta Louise Johnson, Min. BobbieJean Baker.
abstract
"MAJOR! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. At the heart of MAJOR! is a social justice framework that puts the subjects at the center of their story. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply 'Mama' to many in her community. If history is held within us, embodied in our loves and losses, then Miss Major is a living library, a resource for generations to come to more fully understand the rich heritage of the Queer Rights movement that is so often whitewashed and rendered invisible. Miss Major's personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons. In October 2015, Miss Major retired from her role as executive director of the San Francisco-based Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), advocating for trans women of color in and outside of prison."--Film website.
language note
In English with optional English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles; closed captioned.
catalogue key
11166507
technical details
DVD-R; NTSC format ; widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio; 5.1 or 2.0 stereo.

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