deepsouth Film Screening and Panel Discussion
1640 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Human Rights Campaign is proud to present a screening of deepsouth in collaboration with the launch of HRC’s Project One America initiative in the south. deepsouth is a documentary about the rural American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty and now soaring HIV infections, three Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive. The film shines the light on a region in crisis and the often-ignored issues concerning LGBT communities of color in rural America.
HRC's Project One America is a comprehensive, multi-year campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. This substantial and lasting initiative—with a three year budget of $8.5 million and a dedicated staff of 20—is the largest coordinated campaign for LGBT equality in the history of the South.
Following the screening is a Q&A and panel discussion with director Lisa Biagiotti, cast members Joshua Alexander and Cedric Sturdevant, and HRC Director of Project One America, Brad Clark. The panel will be moderated by Andrea Levario, HRC Senior Public Policy Advocate whose focus is on HIV/AIDS issues.