Past Forgotten, Future Unwritten

Global Action Project (New York, NY)

Using the form of The Christmas Carol and The Wiz, this film weaves together the past, present and future of LGBTQ homelessness in New York City, focusing on the intersection of housing, community and self-image. Four characters, each dealing with a different housing struggle, are visited by the spirit of queer history who takes them to three moments in the past. The story explores the relationships between our personal histories, the history of homelessness and the history of LGBTQ resistance, activism and creativity in responding to housing needs. The spirit asks our characters and the audience to consider: what have LGBTQ people of color done, what are we doing, and what will we do to create housing situations that are liberating?

Year: 2012
Run Time: 13m 55s