thrive documentary

June is LGBT Pride Month!

This month, Independent Lens will be featuring special programs that explore the LGBT experience. Check your local listings here.

GOD LOVES UGANDA: The acclaimed “God Loves Uganda” examines the impact that American evangelicals have had in Uganda, where missionaries have created schools and hospitals while also fostering a virulent anti-gay atmosphere. 

THE GRADUATES: A documentary explores pressing issues in education today – including the bullying of gay students – through the eyes of six Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States.

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE: A film tells the story of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), two groups whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP: The story of Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan, one of the first same-sex couples to be legally wed. The year: 1975. The place: Boulder, where, for a brief time, the county clerk issued marriage licenses to gays. They later sued the U.S. government.

LOVE FREE OR DIE: The story of V. Gene Robinson, who became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church when he was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003. The documentary accompanies him to President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration. 

THE NEW BLACK: The struggle over gay rights within the African-American community is examined via the fight for and against a 2012 referendum on same-sex marriage in Maryland, where blacks make up almost a third of the electorate.

PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE: In this film, two outstanding young playwrights – a gay African-American from Miami’s inner city and an Indian-American from Cleveland – struggle to bring their work to the stage. 

WE WERE HERE: “We Were Here” recalls the AIDS crisis in San Francisco during the early 1980s, when what was then known as the “gay plague” first swept through the city’s thriving gay community. The documentary focuses on the experiences of five individuals.


(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?

THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.