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Screening and Discussion in Partnership with Naples Pride: POV – Pier Kids
Cohosted by WGCU’s Cary Barbor and Naples Pride’s Victor Orozco
October 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
What does life look like for LGBTQ+ youth fifty years after Stonewall? Pier Kids, directed by Elegance Bratton and produced by Chester Algernal Gordon, transports audiences to New York City’s historic Christopher Street Pier where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to find safety and stability. The film shines a light on an underground community of Pier Kids, showcasing the intricate ways queer people of color utilize public space to build chosen family. This hopeful portrait exposes a side of New York City many often choose to ignore.
In partnership with Naples Pride and its Queer Qulture Qlub, Cary and Victor will screen the documentary and lead a discussion about the documentary, its themes and how those themes may be relevant to southwest Florida’s LGBTQ community.
This program is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Open Society Foundations.