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Selected Film:

Philip and Alberto—Outspoken

Selected Film:

Philip and Alberto—Outspoken

Why We Chose This Film

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About the Filmmaker

Stephen Eyer is a documentary producer, cinematographer, and editor with a focus on films that inspire action and drive social change. For the past 10 years, Stephen and his producing partner, Daneen Akers, focused on LGBTQ rights, creating multiple films that helped mitigate homophobia in religious communities. One of those films, a feature documentary called Seventh-Gay Adventists, was an official selection at the 2013 Frameline37 San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film Festival at the Roxie Theater where the film also was asked back as part of the Frameline Encore series. Together they also created a 7-part series of short documentaries called Outspoken that explored LGBTQ people of faith speaking up about their journey to find belonging in their spiritual communities. Stephen and Daneen received a Pacific Pioneer Emerging Filmmaker Grant for their work on Seventh-Gay Adventists in 2011. In addition to documentary film, their other collaborations include their two daughters Lily (10 yrs.) and Lucy (3 yrs.).

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Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…

Make a collage that represents a welcoming community.

  • Take some pieces of different colored construction paper or regular white paper, and cut the paper into smaller pieces. On these pieces of paper write words that represent the qualities of a welcoming community, and the feelings you have when you feel you belong. Arrange them on another piece of paper and glue them down if you’d like. Take a minute to think about the places where you feel you belong, and whether there are things you could do to help others who may be struggling in the community to feel the same way.

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6 Comments

  1. Jose Luis Torres

    I loved it!

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  2. Gilbert Brovar

    Outstanding and beautiful film

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  3. Anonymous

    Absolutely beautiful and incredibly inspiring. Brilliantly filmed and edited to show the sameness that exists within this same-sex SDA family, while infusing the juxtaposition of dissimilarity that keeps them from being seen as equals. Congratulations on producing another masterful, stunning, thought-provoking documentary. Keep up the exemplary work Daneen and Stephen!!!!!!!

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  4. David Potter

    Thanks, Stephen and Daneen. The day will come when such stories will warm the hearts of all church members … well, most. Believers are “all one in Christ”. We are to love as he loved. He said he did not come to judge, but to save. We’re not called to judge either. And it’s our responsibility to question what we’ve been taught in the church and to question the way we interpret Scripture. You are helping to get this message out. Congratulations!

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  5. Anonymous

    Just another proof of Signs of the Times. 🙁

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  6. Anonymous

    This is a fantastic film. Thanks for making it!😊

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