Monday, October 18, 2010

Matthew Shepard: 12 Years Have Passed

"An achingly intimate journey into the response of the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming to one of the most sensationalized and publicized hate crimes of the 1990's."—Frameline International Film Festival
"October 12th 2010 marked the 12th anniversary of the death of 21-year old University of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard, a tragic loss that continues to inspire our struggle to create a more just world. The horror of Matthew's murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about gay-bashing and hateful crimes.  GO HERE:
In the award-winning documentary Laramie Inside Out, filmmaker Beverly Seckinger returns to her hometown to see how this event has affected the site of her own closeted adolescence. Along the way she meets "God-hates-fags" Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard to an eternal hell. But Seckinger meets many more—parents, teachers, clergy and students—telling their stories, speaking out and taking action. " Preview the film on your desktop. Enter this discount code for your FREE 30-day preview: LIPREVIEW

I remember tears streaming down my face as i read the newspaper account, aloud, to my child development class at the University of South Florida some years ago.
I will try to find that original article and scan it and add it here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this!

    Beverly Seckinger
    Producer/Director, Laramie Inside Out