"Same-Sex Attracted" Sizzle Reel
"SAME-SEX ATTRACTED" is a documentary film about the LGBTQ and SSA (Same-Sex Attracted) students at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University--locally known as "the Lord's University." Currently in the process of being made by LGBT alumni of the university. SUPPORT: https://www.ssamovie.com/support See more at: www.ssamovie.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSAMovie Twitter: @ssamovie Instagram: @ssamovie Tumblr: ssamovie.tumblr.com
Honor Code: Homosexual Behavior
Students at Brigham Young University (BYU) read a paragraph of the university's Honor Code, entitled "Homosexual Behavior". Read the original Honor Code here: https://policy.byu.edu/view/index.php?p=26 ABOUT SSA: www.ssamovie.com/about FOLLOW Us: Facebook - www.facebook.com/ssamovie Twitter - @ssamovie Instagram - @ssamovie Tumblr - www.ssamovie.tumblr.com
USGA (Understanding Same Gender Attraction) is an unofficial group of LGBTQ BYU students who meet regularly on Thursday evenings to discuss LGBTQ issues, the LDS religion, the culture at BYU, and occasionally have talent shows. "Visitors Welcome" is the story of how the regulars of USGA view and interact with the world around them. Try to watch wit h their perspective in mind.
Based on an assignment from TMA 293: History of Documentary/Non-Fiction. My goal was to capture the tiny, picturesque, melancholy town of Parker, ID, by layering the vastness--or simplicity--of our thoughts and feelings with the vastness, and simplicity, of the setting. The location became it's own character. The train tracks seemed the perfect place to follow my sister as she and I walked and talked, and discussed the significance of the time and place in which we were experiencing such a variety of emotion. I filmed with the idea of editing it as an observational documentary, but as I watched clips, I discovered that there were more poetic aspects, and decided to incorporate my own quotes and audio as a devil's advocate for our main character, my younger sister.
I explore the ethics of filmmaking and the boundaries of truth within documentary by narrating both my in-class thoughts as well as my in-the-editing-booth interpretations of my footage. This film is also an attempt at what Bill Nichols' defines as performative mode of documentary. What I filmed is unobstructed, unedited, and raw; however, because I sewed the pieces of footage together, layered and obscured the original audio, and focused on my analytic, voice-over narration, the truth of the film does not come from an observational lens, but the rawness of the emotion behind the filmmaking process.
Post Mormon is only a few frames under three minutes, but I have several other cuts--a seven minute version, a ten minute, and a twenty minute--that each highlight different stories from different individuals from this post-LDS community. In all of them, but in Post Mormon especially, I tried to follow Flaherty’s approach of neutrality and observation, but as many scholars have suggested was common in Performative Mode docs, it relies on a relationship between myself, the filmmaker, and the subjects of the film. The audience is less important, because as I shot and edited the film, my first priority was to be fair to who I was shooting, and how I was editing their story. What a non-post-mormon audience thought was less my prerogative: this film was for the featured post-mormon community, and was my attempt at understanding and presenting that community in a way that I (a current BYU student) could connect and empathize with.
The Leadership Circle Summit 2017
The Summit is The Leadership Circle’s annual conference dedicated to elevating the conscious practice of leadership. In addition to blue-ribbon keynotes and breakout sessions, The Summit presents opportunities to network, reflect, and relax with the TLC community in a five star setting. Learn more at tlcsummit.com Video by Beatch Productions, LLC: www.BeatchProductions.com
Davis Senior High School Grad Night
The community in Davis, California loves their students! Watch parents, teachers, and other local volunteers band together to create an unforgettable night of safe, free fun and activities for the town's graduating high school seniors. Produced, Directed, Shot, & Edited by DHS alumni Maddy Purves More about DHS Grad Night: https://www.davisgradnight.org/ Music: https://www.free-stock-music.com/
Rock-Bottom LGBTQ+ Resilience: Post-Traumatic Growth and Self-Grace
Dr. Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen gives a presentation on Rock Bottom Resilience with her experience as a researcher and clinical provider for LGBTQ individuals. Learn more about Dr. Hansen at FlourishTherapy.com Supported by the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition Included Videos and Sources: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alivelez/transgender-teenagers-speak-to-their-future-selves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYpA1WfXMKY https://www.viacharacter.org/Account/Register#youth https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=Awr9DugG7ulddekAhR1XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=chosen+family%2C+youtube&fr=mcafee#id=12&vid=dc28684a6b90d2036b28c2a63c192254&action=view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DZuUSL_F1Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBhhrwYiPgM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsgRnxqmqzY Colpitts, E., Gahagan, J. The utility of resilience as a conceptual framework for understanding and measuring LGBTQ health. Int J Equity Health 15, 60 (2016) doi:10.1186/s12939-016-0349-1 Joiner, T. (2005) Why people die by suicide. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Long, P. G. (2019) Reclaiming Sacred Space. The Vermont Collection, 40(7) https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol40/iss1/7 Pestano, C. (2016). Creative group work using community music with LGBTQ youth: Reflections on resilience. PSYPAG Quarterly, 101, 45 – 49. Peterson, C. & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Roe, S. (2016) “Family Support Would Have Been Like Amazing”: LGBTQ Youth Experiences With Parental and Family Support, The Family Journal, 25(1), 55 – 62. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480716679651 Woodford, M. R., Kulick, A., Sinco, B. R., & Hong, J. S. (2014). Contemporary heterosexism on campus and psychological distress among LGBQ students: The mediating role of self-acceptance. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(5), 519–529. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000015