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On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was attacked. While defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress and executive producer Laverne Cox. Cox used this platform to explore the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe’s case. CeCe emerged not only as a survivor, but also as a leader.
Documentarian Jac Gares pushed past everyday narratives of victimhood that surround the lives of transgender people, to spotlight the way CeCe and other trans people are leading a growing movement to critically interrogate and disassemble the prison industrial complex. Desc. courtesy of the L.A. Film Festival.
Star and activist CeCe McDonald will be in attendance.
Director Jac Gares and subject Cece Macdonald will be joining us in-person for this screening.
This event is proud to be co-presented by: Roxbury Int FilmFest and Black and Pink.