Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8
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This is the story about equality told through the eyes of the people that Prop 8 affected. Through series of interviews and footage of protests across California, the filmakers captured the frustration, hurt and anger that Prop 8 levied on the gay community. It also captured the feeling of hope as well. Hope that through protests, information and outreach that they can work to overturn the effects of the law. It worked too, and the movement is spreading.
As a supporter of equality rights, this spoke to me. Its films like this that are helping the movement of gay rights in the U.S. As one of the producers was quoted as saying 'You've never heard of a civil rights movement that failed. It just takes time."
The documentary is raw, engaging, and at times funny. It's easy to watch, and a must see for anyone interested in the gay rights movement.
It really helped me to start thinking 'outside the box!'
I pray that the future brings full equality for all. The recent election brought a few more states forward. Hopefully, others will follow.
When Prop 8 was approved by the voting masses, the celebration of a promising new presidency in our country; the unbridled joy was circumvented by something that I thought was a shoe in for our great state of CA. Hours later, there were hundreds if not thousands of people marching down my street; signs in hand, megaphones, children on shoulders, ordinary effing people, man. This wasn't some focus group of semi-well organized 'doers'. These were real people: partisan, non-partisan, straight, gay, lesbian, trans-gender, drunks who got swept up in the moment--these were people that understood their family, friends and neighbors had just been denied a very basic civil right.
Remove all of the supernatural from the Christian bible our country holds so dear. All of the misinterpreted hate. And we have something. We have equality. The current lack of equality will be looked at with scorn and quiet disbelief by our grand-children--just as as the struggle women and races other than old caucasian men have faced for centuries.
I was fortunate to see "Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8" in a theater. With friends. And strangers. The quality of the 'found footage' editing craftsmanship, motion-graphics and narrative were superb. Film festival level. And beyond. This isn't JUST a labor of love. It's a labor of what love should be. There is a last frontier of civil rights that is slowly being conquered. And I have no doubt that that it will be. I look forward to that day.
I commend everyone involved in this the little BIG production. You made something out of what too many perceive as nothing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow, what can one say, this is a marvelous Documentary about
going up against Proposition 8 a ruling against gays getting married. Read more
Raw emotional informative; a documentary everyone should watch. My Mum would be very proud of you and your movie Charlie.Published on November 28, 2012 by Allison E. Rust
Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8 is the capturing of a powerful GLBTQ-human rights call to action for marriage equality. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by Chris Durant
Many documentaries on political issues tell their stories in broad chronological arcs, and dive in for close-ups on some of the people and events that define the arcs. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by R. Klorese
The night of the Long Beach march, I was having a few drinks at The Reno Room, located on the corner of Redondo & Broadway. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Keeper, LB.
I was lucky to see this film in Chicago this summer, and it was moving, empowering, and honest. The film rips off the blinders of social injustice to reveal a story of human... Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by adamsw
For a lot of people, the election in 2008 was bittersweet; we'd made a historic leap forward in electing our first African-American President, and had signaled we wanted to make a... Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Zan
I had the honor of programming this film for the film festival, the Global Peace Film Festival, held in Orlando. Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Kelly M. DeVine
While watching this documentary, I was amazed at how well it captured what happened before, during and after Prop 8 passed. Read morePublished on November 15, 2012 by JCastillo