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Major! / produced & directed by Annalise Ophelian ; co-produced & edited by StormMiguel Florez.

Contributor(s): Ophelian, Annalise [film director,, film producer.] | Florez, StormMiguel [film producer,, editor of moving image work.] | Griffin-Gracy, Major, 1940- [onscreen participant.] | Floating Ophelia Productions [production company;, publisher.].
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [San Francisco, CA] : Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC, [2016]Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Lead with your heart [Half-title from container:] | Miss Major Griffin-Gracy [Half-title from container:].Uniform titles: Major! (Motion picture : 2015) Subject(s): Griffin-Gracy, Major, 1940- | Griffin-Gracy, Major, 1940- | African American transgender people -- United States -- Biography | Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Biography | Transgender people -- United States | Transgender people -- Civil rights -- United States | Prison-industrial complex -- United States | Transgender people -- Effect of imprisonment on -- United States | Transgenres -- Droits -- États-Unis | Documentaires | Films biographiques | Films autres que de fiction | Vidéos pour handicapés auditifsGenre/Form: Nonfiction films. | Biographical films. | Documentary films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. DDC classification: 070.18
Production Credits: Camera, Avery Hudson, Michelle Lawler, Annalise Ophelian.
Awards: Audience Award, Jury Special mention, Best documentary: OUTFEST Los Angeles 2016, INSIDEOUT Toronto 2016 and WICKED QUEER Boston 2016.Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Melenie Eleneke, Janetta Louise Johnson, Min. BobbieJean Baker.Summary: "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.
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Originally produced in 2015; copyright held by Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC.

Camera, Avery Hudson, Michelle Lawler, Annalise Ophelian.

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Melenie Eleneke, Janetta Louise Johnson, Min. BobbieJean Baker.

"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.

DVD-R; NTSC format ; widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio; 5.1 or 2.0 stereo.

In English with optional English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles; closed captioned.

Audience Award, Jury Special mention, Best documentary: OUTFEST Los Angeles 2016, INSIDEOUT Toronto 2016 and WICKED QUEER Boston 2016.

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