We have a rare and exciting (albeit last-minute) opportunity to host a private screening and artist talk-back for Truth. Be. Told. during this year's Sundance Film Festival. Our purpose in showing the work is to secure our first season's budget and distribution, as well as generating industry buzz.
Please donate today and recruit at least 5 friends to help us get to Sundance! Your donation covers labor, airfare, food and lodging for event staff as well as space rental, promotional materials, and catering for the event.
Created by Katina Parker, Truth. Be. Told. is a documentary series about Queer Black Visionaries. Each episode features an intimate conversation with a noteworthy interviewee as they discuss their lives, loves, and personal callings, as well as the experiences, realities, and identities that fuel them. The project has been in development for more than 2 years.
To date over 60 people have committed to being interviewed for Seasons 1 and 2, including: Staceyann Chin (Jamaican-born, Tony Award-winning playwright); Tiq Milan (GLAAD Media Strategist & Journalist); Miss Major (Veteran Transgender Activist); Emil Wilbekin (Former Editor for Essence and Vibe magazine); Darnell Moore (Writer/Activist); Patrik-Ian Polk (Creator of Logo TV's "Noah's Arc" series); Linda Villarosa (Former Editor for the New York Times); Karamo Brown (Oprah Winfrey Network Host, Model and Actor); Toshi Reagon (singer/songwriter); and Justin Robinson (founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops).
Previously, Truth. Be. Told. has been covered by Huffington Post, The Advocate, Black Enterprise, Indiewire’s Shadow and Act, Crunk Feminist Collective, the GLAADblog, etc.
We will be screening opening weekend of Sundance on Jan. 25. The event will be live-streamed.