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Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project
Virtual Panel: 9/18 (Mon) 8PM EDT
Streaming available in the U.S. from 9/15 12:00 AM EDT - 9/19 11:59 PM EDT.
Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project is part of Black & Brown Queer Resilience program.
This program is co-sponsored by Third World Newsreel. This program is part of the TWN Organizing and Filmmaking Then and Now series.
Directed by Charles B. Brack
USA | 2008 | Documentary | 58 min
This documentary tells the little known story of Sakia Gunn, a 15 year old high school student who was fatally stabbed in a gay hate crime in Newark, New Jersey. This story depicts the homophobia behind this brutal murder, while examining Sakia’s short but loving life and family and the world of Aggressives, homosexual women of color who dress in masculine attire but do not necessarily identify as either lesbians or female-to-male transgenders.
TW: The film discusses homophobic homicide, racism and racial discrimination, assault, violence, death, grief and loss.
Black & Brown Queer Resilience Panel Discussion
Date/Time: 9/18 (Mon) 8PM EDT
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Join us for an evening of remembrance, reaffirmation, and solidarity as we commemorate 20 years since Sakia Gunn's tragic death. A live panel discussion will take place virtually, featuring the filmmakers and a special guest from the Newark LGBTQ Center. Ticket and pass holders will receive a link to join the Zoom later via email. Read more.
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