Cinema Q: 8 - The Mormon Proposition
USA, 2010, 80 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Gay/Lesbian, Political, Religion, Social Issues
Digital presentation - Director Reed Cowan initially planned on making a documentary about gay teen homelessness and suicide in Utah but soon realized that the homophobia that prompts otherwise loving parents to kick teenagers out of their homes is deep-seated in current Mormon ideology. Cowan, with his fellow filmmakers, experienced first-hand what it was like to grow up gay in Utah in the Mormon faith, then turned their attention to the historic campaign by the Mormon Church to pass Proposition 8 in California believing that it was the cornerstone of an ideology that has worked for decades “to damage gay people and their causes.” The film is their emotional outcry to what they found.
DIRECTOR: Reed Cowan, Steven Greenstreet
Principal Cast: Narrated by Dustin Lance Black
US Distributor: Red Flag Releasing
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