America in Transition is a documentary series exploring community, family, and faith for trans people of color across the United States. Join us as we travel across the US to capture real life for a veteran turned activist, a two-spirit dancer, and a model navigating family life.
Director, Andre Perez, is a latinx, trans person from the South who started this project two years ago because he wanted to return to return home and work with local folks to shed light on what it’s like to live there during the tumult of social change. He gathered trans leaders from black and brown communities from the South and Midwest, asking the question--what would a transformative documentary look like? What would it be about? Who would be in it? America in Transition is born from the answers to those questions.
America in Transition uses character-driven storytelling to talk about pressing issues like family acceptance, HIV criminalization, and immigration.
America in Transition is more than a series, it’s a community engagement campaign that is hosting discussions and screenings in places where we most need to have these conversations--churches, high schools, rural community centers. We plan to develop an interactive platform and releasing curriculums and workshops that will serve as tools for local organizers who want to activate allies in their own communities. The time is now. Only by joining forces can we challenge ourselves and one another to make a place for trans folks everywhere. Show us that #WeBelong by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Thanks to an amazing outpouring of support, we met our original goal of 15K last night! Requests are coming in from coast to coast to screen. Help us take it a step further by setting a stretch goal of 16.5K (an additional $1,500), so that we can host three community screenings in underserved communities this Fall! Help keep up the momentum, and make an impact today!
Risks and challenges
America in Transition is an ambitious project with many parts and so the main risk is that we will not have the access to resources to finish a later stage of the project (and make a real impact). We are asking you for help finishing the production phase because we need help to get over this hump. Several backers have already come on board to help with the later stages of the project such as Sundance, Arcus Fund, Trans Justice Funding Project, and Propeller Fund. We are confident that we will be even better positioned to get institutional support once we have our episodes completed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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