Big community energy alert. Getting through a crisis is never a straight line. At last, our documentary – PROUD in a Pandemic – is ready for their grand debut in the 2022 film festival circuit. Stay tuned for more updates on which festivals will feature our movie. Reaching this milestone was a monumental effort that was only made possible thanks to the hundreds of volunteer hours from our production crew, interviewees, boards, lawyers, sponsors, donors and countless others.
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the DTLA PROUD organizers to re-examine the true meaning of Pride without physical events. Coupled with the historic uprising against racial injustice and discrimination, this film captures a moment in time when despite these common struggles, the breadth and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community is becoming more connected and united than ever before. The PROUD in a Pandemic film is a time capsule of stories about the innovation, survival, and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.