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Latino first, and gay in spite of themselves, the film tracks the emotions, conflicts and trials of three men as they struggle with coming out to family and friends.
Latino first, and gay in spite of themselves, the film tracks the emotions, conflicts and trials of three men as they struggle with coming out to family and friends.
125 backers pledged $15,710 to help bring this project to life.

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Gay Latino Los Angeles: A Story of Three Young Men

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SYNOPSIS

A documentary following the lives of 3 young gay Latino men in Los Angeles. 

Our film is the untold story of a journey into adulthood and the search for identity while dealing with issues of family, machismo, religion, culture, and life in LA. The recent suicides of gay youth due to emotional bullying that occurs at school, in the home, and within the gay community serve as red flags to prove this film is deeply needed.  

The first documentary of its kind, this film aims to bring love to the home and families while attending to broken hearts. It addresses political issues about marriage, the idea of acceptance, and social oppression. 

The gay Latino community in Los Angeles is rich and full of life, culture, and history. An array of untold and unearthed stories are conveyed throughout film. From the streets of South Central LA to the buildings of the Mid-Wilshire District, three young men are chronicled in their daily journeys recounting stories that reveal the role that family, relationships, social oppression, morality and machismo play in forming their identity.  

THREE SUBJECTS IN THE FILM

Artsy and bohemian, Alex Aldana, a downtown LA hipster and Mexican immigrant will confront and overcome his fears of rejection, loneliness, and heartbreak by sharing his problems with his youth at work and engaging in relationships with other men.

Upon his recent return from the University of Berkley California, Brian Pacheco, a family oriented Salvadoran activist, searches for meaning, direction and career-driven stability as he deals with issues of instability by coming out to his mother and sister.

Having been almost murdered by his younger brother for coming out to his family, Carlos Gomez, turns to silence with his sexual identity. He deals with issues of drug usage and attempts to get away from the "hood life" which he has been trapped into because of his upbringing.  His love life with other gangster type of guys bring meaning to his life.

INTERVIEWS

Al Ballesteros -Adelante Magazine 

Ari Gutiérrez, M.B.A. - Activist/ Co-Chair, Latino Equality Alliance 

Bamby Salcedo, Project Coordinator for the Transgender Harm Reduction Project with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Ernie Pearl -  Los Angeles Resident Club DJ 

Eddy F. Alvarez, Ph.D. Candidate - Chicana/o and Latina/o immigrant queer cultures, identities, sexualities and histories

Homero Del Pino, Ph.D - Philosophy in the Theories of Action

Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Ph.D  - Queer Latino/a History 

John Perez - Speaker of the CA assembly 

Lola - Club Promoter/ Club Papi 

Richard T. Rodriguez, Ph.D - History of Consciousness

Roland Palencia - xQsí Magazine/ Community Consultant and Activist 

HOW FUNDRAISING ON KICKSTARTER WORKS

Our team of filmmakers is asking for your help to make our dream a collective reality.  We can only finish this film with your greatly appreciated generosity. Pledge your donation now!

1/ We need to reach our goal of $15,000 in the days to come in order to finish the film and to distribute it to film festivals throughout the world.

2/ Spread the word to family and friends on Facebook and Twitter.

3/ If we meet or exceed our goal before the deadline- we receive the funds minus an administrative fee and we finish the film.

4/ If we don't meet our deadline- then you won't receive any charges on your debit or credit card.

OUR FINANCIAL MILESTONES 

$15,000 Fundraiser 1 / will help with post-production-- hard drives, sound, color correction, special effects and animations.

$15,000 Fundraiser 2/ will help to get the film into festivals around the world.

$10,000 Fundraiser 3/ will help pay for DVD production.

 LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED

Please take a few minutes and donate now.

Learn more about the project by visiting:

www.evolutionaryproductions.com

Muchas gracias por su attencion and we hope to see you on the red carpet! 

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Funding period

- (50 days)