By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act June 4, 2012 at 7:42PM
Janet Jackson will executive produce Truth, a documentary about transgender people that aims to "stop the hate and find understanding."
Truth, to be directed by Robert Jason, is described as "a journey through the lives of trans- and nongendered people around the world and their epic struggle for equality."
In a released statement, Jackson told the media the following:
All people are very important to me. I've been fortunate to make friends and learn about very different lives. Truth is our small chance to ask that you try and understand someone who lives their life in a way that is a little bit different from yours, even though all of our hearts are the same. We want to stop the hate and find understanding.
Director Jason expressed his excitement regarding Jackson's collaboration, and elaborated on the intent of the doc:
Janet Jackson will take us on a visually innovative, cerebral journey through the turbulent lives of transgendered people of all ages around the world and their epic struggle for equality. This film will highlight landmark mainstream stories and provide a glimpse at others that will change the gender landscape of the world forever. Just as it is hard to believe that there ever was a time when different components of society were required to use separate drinking fountains, it is as incredible that one's gender expression remains just such a target for discrimination.
Truth is set to begin production this summer.