In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please join us online as we watch “Disclosure,” a documentary that explores how decades-old stereotypes, memes, and tropes in the media both form and reflect our understanding of transgender issues.
The film shows the power of the media to shape societal attitudes about groups of people whose voices and experiences have been suppressed. “Disclosure” premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is described as, “an ambitious, ground-breaking and nuanced examination of over one hundred years of trans representation on screen.”
We’ve selected this film for Pride Month because it allows us to uplift the stories of those most marginalized within an already marginalized community. We believe this film is a perfect complement to this year’s film and discussion series as it brings an intersectional lens to our focus on cross-racial solidarity.
All are welcome to join the viewing of the documentary, but please note that it is rated MA for mature audiences. The film frankly depicts trans struggles, contains some strong language, and has brief nudity. After the documentary, we will facilitate a space for reflection for those who want to participate.
This program year, IMPACT’s “Film and Discussion” series is focused on cross-racial solidarity. The purpose of each film is to understand each other’s struggles, histories we haven’t been taught, and how these topics connect to our pursuit of justice and liberation today. This series builds on our June 2020 webinar Building a Multi-Racial Movement: Challenges + Promises. Watch that webinar here: https://impactsilverspring.org/building_justice/