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New IndieGoGo Fundraising Campaign For 'Truth. Be. Told.' Web Series About Queer Black Visionaries

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act May 9, 2013 at 4:28PM

New IndieGoGo Fundraising Campaign For 'Truth. Be. Told.' Web Series About Queer Black Visionaries
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You may recall that, last month, I profiled the IndeGoGo fundraising campaign for the web series Truth. Be. Told., a 30 minute docu-web series that seeks, according to its filmmaker and activist creator Katina Parker, to “reclaim the birthright of Queer Black visionaries within Black families and communities by providing a platform for out, Black LGBTQ people to tell their personal stories of challenge, radical self-inquiry, transformation, and triumph.”

Among the persons who were profiled in the first season of the series were, Tony Award-winning playwright/actress/author Staceyann ChinEmil Wilbekin, Editor-at-Large for Essence magazine; former New York Times editor Linda Villarosa; Mia McKenzie, Creator of Black Girl Dangerous; and Phill Wilson, Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute.

Ms. Parker, who is the executive producer of Truth, along with Carol Ann Shine and Jennifer MacArthur, says that the show’s "basic premise is that in order to become all of whom we were sent to be, as Queer Black people, we have been pushed to question everything about our multiple layers of identity, race, gender, sexuality, class, vocation and then reconcile who we know ourselves to be with the identities our families and society at large have constructed for us. By virtue of being Queer, we do this work in spite of the risks, in order to live more fully.”

A new IndieGoGo campaign for a second series, ending on June 17th, has been launched with the plan being to use Vimeo on Demand as the initial point of distribution.

An official start date will be announced sometime this summer, along with timelines for distribution on iTunes, Hulu Plus and Netflix.

The contribute to the IndieGoGo fundraising campaing, click HERE.

Below is a preview of the series:



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