Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay

A lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, activist Harry Hay, and the Mattachine Society, changed the face of gay rights in America.

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Premiere Date
June 1, 2004
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2002 San Francisco International Film Festival-Golden Gate Award, Bay Area Documentary
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    2002 Fresno Gay and Lesbian Film Festival -Audience Award, Best Film
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    2002 Columbus International Film & Video Festival -Chris Award for Social Issue Documentary
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    2002 Seattle International Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals -Jury Award, Best Feature Documentary
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    2002 Pittsburgh Int'l Lesbian and Gay Film Festival -Audience Award, Best Documentary
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    2002 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival-Jury Award, Best Feature Documentary
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    2003 Fort Worth Int'l Gay and Lesbian Film Festival -Best Documentary
  • Producer

    Eric Slade

    Eric Slade is an independent producer/director in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. His productions have won awards from numerous groups including the National Educational Media Network; Bologna, Italy AIDS Film Festival; the American Medical Association Film Festival; and the International Television Association. His independent Show more documentary work includes The Impact of AIDS, Safety in Numbers, and Acting Up for Prisoners. Show less

    Producer

    Jack Walsh

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    The Film

    A full five years before Rosa Parks made her stand on an Alabama bus, gay rights activist Harry Hay was launching America’s first successful gay rights group, the Mattachine Society. Founded by former members of the Communist Party, the group won a landmark entrapment case against the Los Angeles Police Department that changed the face of gay civil rights in America.

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