Producer: Katherine Linton
Directors: Katherine Linton & Harriet Hirshorn
Director of Photography / Composer: Vincent Venturella
Editors: Harriet Hirshorn & Jillian Buckley
In 2006, ‘NSync’s Lance Bass came out publicly as gay. Once the “most beloved son” of his home state of Mississippi, he was instantly rejected and his hopes that Mississippi could ever embrace change were dashed. Four years later, the story of a Mississippi youth made national headlines. Constance McMillen was suing her school for denying her the right to go to prom with her girlfriend.
Something was shifting in one of the most socially conservative places in America. This gave Lance, and so many others, a glimmer of hope for change in the state they call home.
MISSISSIPPI: I AM, examines the relatively new battle on the part of primarily young LGBT people to bring gay civil rights and visibility out in the open and beyond division.
Atlanta Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize
Frameline Film Festival - Official Selection
Outfest Film Festival - Official Selection
Crossroads Film Festival - Most Tranformative Film
Tupelo Film Festival - Best Documentary
60°N Os International Film Festival - Official Selection