Cal-Nevadans Featured in Online Documentary; Screenings Available

September 20, 2012

The online version of a documentary tracking the progress of inclusion legislation at the 2012 General Conference is available to watch on YouTube – and churches are invited to host screenings of the longer version, being edited now in preparation for a PBS half-hour scheduled to air later this year.

The Other Convention: A Church Votes on Gay Rights was produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California. It follows some members of the California-Nevada Annual Conference from their home churches to Tampa, Florida (site of the 2012 General Conference), and documents their experiences at the convention and their reactions to the action on legislation seeking to modify the Church's stance on human sexuality issues.
 
We reported on the making of the documentary in a May 10, 2012 story.
 
The filmmakers are in the process of editing a longer, more in-depth version with less narration to be aired on PBS. Co-producer Adithya Sambamurthy told Instant Connection they've been told to aim for a late October or November broadcast.
 
The documentary will be available for public screenings at churches, seminaries and other spaces. A live panel discussion/Q&A with some of the principals in the project can be arranged as part of a screening, particularly in northern California.
 
Churches and other organizations interested in hosting a screening should send an email to Meghann Farnsworth at mfarnsworth@cironline.org or Marie McIntosh at mmcintosh@baycitizen.org.
 
View online version of The Other Convention: A Church Votes on Gay Rights at: