AFI DOCS 2021

HISTORY IS OUT OF THE CLOSET: EXCAVATING QUEER STORIES FOR THE SCREEN

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With documentaries touching on eras from the 1920s and into the present, these filmmakers revisit and reframe LGBTQIA+ histories, incorporating a rich texture and diversity of experiences to celebrate fascinating sub-communities and wonderful lesser-known figures. Reclaiming histories that have been systematically erased and ignored, these films remind the world with pride that queer people have always been here.


This live streamed panel will be moderated by Madeleine Lim, Executive/Artistic Director of the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) and include audience engagement.

  • Vivian Kleiman, Director, NO STRAIGHT LINES
  • Adam Baran, Director, TRADE CENTER
  • Whitney Skauge, Director, THE BEAUTY PRESIDENT