The Youth in Motion program at Frameline has announced this year’s film collection, Resistance & Resilience: QTPOC Local to Global. This year's collection features two documentaries that “center the voices of queer and trans people of color in the U.S. and abroad.” To accompany the films, Frameline has also created a curriculum that allows students and educators to further analyze and understand the films and issues surrounding the LGBTQ community. Any Gender & Sexuality or Gay-Straight Alliances at K-12 schools can access the collection for free. Frameline’s goal is to use media to bring about awareness to minority voices within the LGBTQ community, and since beginning Youth in Motion in 2008 they've reached over 1,000 schools in all 50 states.
The films included in the collection this year are:
Call Me Kuchu is a powerful award-winning documentary about the stories of LGBTQ men and women in Uganda, including slain David Kato who was among the leaders of the LGBTQ equality movement in the country until his murder in January 2011.Call Me Kuchu received the GLAAD Media Award in Outstanding Documentary at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards where Ugandan advocate John "Longjones" Abdallah Wambere accepted the award.
Gaysians is a short documentary which follows five LGBTQ Asian Americans as they explore their relationships with themselves, their families, and their culture.
Frameline's Youth in Motion program began in California and now serves over 20,000 students in all 50 states. Previous years' collections include: Visibility through Activism: The Legacy of Vito Russo (a co-founder of GLAAD), Telling Our Stories, Expanding Gender and In the Family: Marriage Equality and LGBT Equality.
Celebrating its 40th year, Frameline's mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As the world's leading LGBTQ media arts non-profit, Frameline's programs connect filmmakers to audiences in the Bay Area and around the world.