It's Still Elementary
Reexamining LGBT Issues in Schools

Show More

Comments (1)

Debra avatar
Debra

Ten years after we made the groundbreaking It's Elementary, I got very curious about what had happened to some of the students in the classrooms where we had filmed. I also wanted to tell the story of why we had made the original film, the huge political fallout it generated, and the profound ...Read more

Related videos

Rise of the Eco Warriors - Young Activists Saving the Rain Forest
Every individual matters, every action counts. A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to confront one of the great global challenges of our time, saving rainforests and giving hope to endangered orangutans.…
It's Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School
It's Elementary features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rather than focusing on the debate between adults, though, the film takes the point of view of…
Mississippi: I Am
In 2006, 'NSync's Lance Bass came out publicly as gay. Once the "most beloved son" of his home state of Mississippi, Bass was instantly rejected and his hopes that Mississippi could ever embrace change were seemingly dashed. Four years later, Mississippi teen Constance McMillen made national headlines when she sued…
Shades of Gray - The Struggle for LGBT Equality in Kansas
A documentary that focuses on the lives of five ordinary people leading normal lives in Lawrence, Kansas who happen to be gay and lesbian. When the Lawrence City Council is approached with a proposal to add the words 'sexual orientation' to its discrimination policies, a struggle ensues between the citizens…
Out in the Open - A Celebration of the LGBTQ Community
Out In The Open will, for once and for all, destroy the misconceptions, fears, and myths about the LGBTQ community. This documentary is aimed for at risk youth across the world, as well as their families, friends, and teachers. Out in the Open presents that no single person is the…
A Union in Wait
The LGBT marriage equality movement has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, but the struggles of one groundbreaking couple in the not-so-distant past still ring true today. Ryan Butler's A Union In Wait takes a very personal look at Wake Forest Baptist Church members Susan Parker and Wendy…
Alfredo's Fire
On January 13, 1998 Alfredo Ormando, a closeted gay writer from Sicily, shocked the world by lighting himself on fire in St. Peter's Square, the only time such a protest had taken place on Vatican soil. Despite the attempt by some in the gay community to frame the event as…
A Simple Matter of Justice
A powerful and moving piece documenting the lesbian, gay and bisexual movement in the early 1990s, A Simple Matter of Justice expresses all the emotions of the joyful protest that was the 1993 March on Washington. Sections on civil rights, AIDS and health care, the military and families are woven…
Alice's Ordinary People - The Chicago Freedom Movement
Alice Tregay's story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Alice's life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the "Willis Wagons." The second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very…
Screaming Queens - The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn.…
Pansy! - The Life and Work of Artist Paul Harfleet
Artist Paul Harfleet's family had always accepted his sexuality, but it was a different story outside the home. Like many young gay people, he regularly faced abuse. So he developed an artisitic work, the Pansy Project, to challenge homophobia and promote respect and tolerance. For 10 years, Harfleet has been…
Spiral Bound - Student Education Activists
A documentary about the unlikely union of eight creative high school students from a youth development program and a group of liberal arts college students over the course of one summer. Together, these education activists are seeking social justice not only in the public school system but also in the…