FREE CECE!

By Jacqueline GARES

JAC GARES MEDIA INC. - as PROD

LGBT - Completed 2016

CeCe McDonald survived a brutal attack, only to be incarcerated for defending her life. After an international movement to free her, CeCe emerges as a leader to interrogate the prison industrial complex and inspire women to fight back when attacked.

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BFI Flare 2017
Minds
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jacqueline GARES
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacqueline GARES (Jac Gares Media, Inc.), Laverne COX
    • Synopsis
    • On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was attacked. In fighting for her own 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. Laverne uses her platform to explore the roles race, class, and gender played in CeCe’s case.
      CeCe emerges not only as a survivor, but as a leader. Documentarian Jac Gares pushes past everyday narratives of victimhood that surround the lives of trans people, to foreground the way CeCe and other trans people are leading a growing movement to critically interrogate and disassemble the prison industrial complex.
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