FEATURED IN THE FILM

CAST & CREW

Darnell L. Moore, Black Lives Matter activist, senior correspondent at Mic News, and managing editor of the Feminist Wire
Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton, founding pastor of Baltimore's The Open Church of Maryland
Rev. Fred Davie, Executive Vice President, Union Theological Seminary of New York City
Joyce O'Neil, Citizen of Selma
Sarah Schulman, activist, writer
Cara Page, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project
Lee Jimenez, FIERCE anti-police brutality activist
Rev. Dr. Tommie Lee Watkins, The Watkins Group and soon to be the first openly black gay man to be ordained in the Alabama Diocese of the Episcopal Church
Cd Kirven, Dallas activist and artist
Tiph Browne, Nerdscarf
Tree, Bartender, Stonewall Inn
Robert A. Woodworth, Director of Capital Projects, LGBT Community Center, New York City
George Bellinger, Jr., Consultant
Cathy Renna, Managing Partner, Target Cue
Rev. Peter Johnson, Director, Peter Johnson Institute for Non-Violence

 

DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Marilyn Bennett – Author, activist, video biographer, non-profit consultant with a long career in social justice working with LGBTQ equality and the church. She was Executive Director of Reconciling Ministries Network (Chicago), a national organization working for sex and gender equality in the United Methodist Church. She has a Master of Divinity from SMU Perkins School of Theology where she later worked as the executive director of development, media and alumni relations. She is the co-author of We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God’s Grace for Lesbians and Gays, foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She currently produces video biographies for elders and people with cancer nationwide, and is a co-founder of Truth in Progress.

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Gilbert Caldwell – Retired United Methodist minister, and a lifelong activist in the Civil Rights Movement from the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer to the 1968 Poor People's March. Gil is author of numerous books and blogs on social justice, including his latest collection, Something Within. Gil served several historic Black churches in the Northeast, including Union Methodist in Boston and St. Mark’s in Harlem. He also served as Associated General Secretary to the General Commission on Religion and Race in Washington, D.C., and as Executive Director of the Ministerial Interfaith Association of Harlem. Gil helped found several significant organizations on the forefront of erasing bigotry within the church, including the Black Methodists for Church Renewal, the National Conference of Black Churchmen, and United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church, which works toward equality in ordaining Methodist ministers who are gay or lesbian. He served as a national board member of PFLAG, and is a co-founder of Truth in Progress.

Read some of Rev. Caldwell's writings on our blog: Truth in Progress

 

EDITOR, Lynn-Wood Fields runs her own production company, Scenic Route Films, and her films have premiered at Cine Film Festival, toured with the American Indian Film Festival Tribal Touring Program, and been shown on PBS. She lives in Missoula, Montana with her amazing family.  She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Montana in editing, screenwriting, production, visions of film, directing and entertainment management. She has been lucky to have a film career with projects that bring awareness and compassion to the subjects in the films.  She hopes to continue to use film as a voice for those who need it and to make change in arenas she feels passionate about. 

 

PRODUCER, Award winning filmmaker Ky Dickens is best know for her highly acclaimed documentary work and her endless list of questions.  Ky splashed into the film world, with her breakout documentary Fish out of Water, winning four juror prizes and securing international distribution by First Run Features. Her second feature film, Sole Survivor, was acquired by CNN Films for broadcast and theatrical release. It premiered on the network in January, 2014. Sole Survivor was named the "Best Feature Film" at the 2013 BMA Awards. Ky’s third and fourth feature films are currently post production. Zero Weeks is a feature film about America’s paid leave crisis, set to be released in 2017.  The City that Sold America, is about Chicago’s often forgotten influence in the advertising, publishing and broadcast worlds. The film is the sequel to Emmy-award winning “Art & Copy” that premiered at Sundance in 2008. The film is in post-production and to be released in 2017 as well.