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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Gay Chorus Deep South
January 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 30, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in the southern US and the divisive 2016 elections, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir embarks on a daring tour of the American Deep South.
Over 300 singers traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma, Alabama. They performed in churches, community centers, and concert halls in hopes of uniting people in a divisive period. The journey also challenges Tim and other choir members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a personal journey toward reconciliation. The conversations and connections that emerge offer a glimpse of a less divided America; where the things that divide us – faith, politics, sexual identity – are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity, and a little drag.
MOPA thanks City of San Diego, Larry Friedman and Future Holidays for their support.
Human Rights Watch thanks the David D. Dodge Foundation for its support.
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