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'Southern Pride' is the spiritual follow-up to the documentary 'small town gay bar'. It's the story of a town finding its Pride.
'Southern Pride' is the spiritual follow-up to the documentary 'small town gay bar'. It's the story of a town finding its Pride.
246 backers pledged CA$ 50,591 to help bring this project to life.

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Diversity in the face of adversity.

Ten years ago we set out to document the life experiences of the people who frequented small town gay bars in the American South, specifically Mississippi. We had no idea what we'd find, the only thing we knew for sure was that the story of someone in a small town opening up a bar and putting up a rainbow flag, thus alienating themselves from at least 90% of the local population, was a story worth telling.

What we found during the shoot were proud, decent, intelligent people who understood the value of community and had an appreciation for these safe spaces that allowed them to be themselves.

"Why do you stay?"

As we started filming this was the question that came up the most. Surely there must be easier places to be gay? Quickly I realized how ridiculous and borderline offensive people found this question. The fact is, this part of the USA is their home. It's where they were born and raised, it's where their families are, it's where their lives are lived.

These were not people who flee.

And that struggle is at the root of the new documentary "Southern Pride"

This new documentary will be an examination of a community facing a major transition in the world around them. How they cope and how they fight to maintain their freedom and rights.

What we are up to

The plan is to get to Mississippi and start shooting by the beginning of the new year. The money raised in this campaign will go directly to making that a reality. The shoot itself is set to take place over a 6 month period and will follow a narrative journey that we are unable to reveal at this time.

We are ready, bar owners Lynn and Tammy are ready and the patrons of the Just Us Lounge are ready...

...but we need your help.

 

Risks and challenges

The team is assembled and we are ready to start filming. The plan is to shoot on location till June, the beginning of Pride Month.

Editing on the film will take place as we shoot. The editor is Sean Stanley who previously edited 'Continental' 'Out To Win' and is currently editing 'Phantom of Winnipeg' which is presently in post production.

Jonathon Cliff and Scott Tremblay the Cinematographer and Principle Technical Officer of 'small town gay bar ' are on board.

The biggest challenge we face is raising this money in time to begin production in a January . This project has been gestating for 3 years..... and the time is now!

Kickstarter is the only way to make this possible. By donating to this campaign, you are allowing us to follow an incredibly unique and once in a lifetime story.

It's an incredibly important story that reflects our times.

Thank you.

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Any questions about Southern Pride please contact us at

SouthernPrideDoc@gmail.com

Any questions about Phantom of Winnipeg please contact

Blowhardbox@gmail.com

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