February 6-9, 2022
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There are 30 transgender, ordained ministers in the United States; six are in North Carolina. Dawn Flynn, Mykal Shannon, Liam Hooper, and Debra Hopkins are battling narrow-mindedness within the religious community, their families, and NC natives. In order to live their authentic selves, some have thrown their loved ones into personal identity crises. They are bravely preaching from a pulpit despite the danger they face not only as a transgender person living in the South but also as transgender ministers navigating their way through local, state, and national governing bodies who decide what it means to be a human being.
Former newspaper photographer Meg Daniels (Director, Co-editor), has been telling people’s stories from around the globe for over 20 years. As a native of Upstate New York, she discovered photography at a young age. Over the course of her career, she became a photo essayist and filmmaker, knowing that it was her responsibility to use her storytelling skills as a platform for raising awareness about social justice issues both well-known and shrouded by secrecy.
While a student in the Master of Fine Arts degree in the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University, she won the Student Pitch Competition at the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival and received her degree in Master of Fine Arts Degree in Documentary Filmmaking in 2019. Proper Pronouns, her first feature film, aired on North Carolina’s local PBS station in November 2020. Now on the festival tour, the film has screened in multiple film festivals including Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and Cucalorus Film Festival.
February 6-9, 2022: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Find your nearest Screening Partner, and register to watch.
- North Carolina
- South Carolina