Friday, January 27, 2:55 pm, Showplace

MAJOR!

MAJOR!

  • Annalise Ophelian
  • 91 minutes
  • 2015
  • USA
  • Friday, January 27, 2:55 pm, Showplace
Sponsored by Aging Activisms Research Collective; Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, and Pine Ridge; Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough; Emmanuel United Church; PARN – Your Community AIDS Resource Network; PFLAG Peterborough; Peterborough Pride; Trent Queer Collective
Jury Award Best Documentary, Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival 2016; Best Documentary, QFest New Jersey LGBT Film and Video Festival 2016; Best U.S. Documentary, Queer HIPPO International LGBT Film Festival 2016; Best Documentary, Wicked Queer 2016

Miss Major is a fierce advocate and community-builder for trans women of colour

This fascinating portrait of transgender elder and activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy celebrates 40 years of advocacy for trans women of colour. Miss Major has survived the Stonewall riots, incarceration in Attica State Prison, and rejection from her family of origin. Yet she persists with hope and humour. From street violence to HIV outreach and prison solidarity, Miss Major’s journey is underscored by profound and enduring love – and the lifesaving power of community.