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!! OMG, help support a documentary about Canadian transgender activist and political organizer Susan Gapka !!

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2015 has been a huge year for the trans rights movement, but there is still much to be done and still so far to go.

Someone who has done much for this cause is Toronto based transgender activist and political organizer Susan Gapka, and a nds feature-length documentary detailing the life of her is in the works. You can support the film HERE at the official Kickstarter page, but first, a bit about the film:

Susan Gapka is a trans activist and political organizer who is no stranger to adversity. Growing up in a small town in Ontario was not an easy place for a child struggling with their identity. After high school, Susan left her tumultuous childhood home. The chaos of Toronto brought with it a new set of challenges and Susan ended up living on the streets struggling with addiction. For ten years Susan fought to find stable housing and to kick her demons. With the help of housing organizations she found a permanent home where she was finally able to become the woman she had wanted to be for years.

This film tells Susan’s story. It connects her past to who she is today, while focusing on the real changes she has been able to make for the transgender community. Most importantly this film follows Susan as she embarks on one of her greatest challenges, facing the hometown she would rather have forgotten.

Find out more about the project after the jump or support it today HERE!

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!! OMG, WATCH: Documentary reveals life of the voice of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ (who still busks on the New York subway) !!

Such a prolific voice, and one you could even hear on your morning commute without realizing it!

Damon C. Scott is a well known subway and street performer based in New York, but he’s also the voice of the number one hit song ‘Look Right Through’ – originally released by Storm Queen, then remixed by MK for chart success.

In this short documentary, director Emily Sheskin offers us an insight into Scott’s day-to-day life and charts his unique story.

Check it out above!

[thanks kev!]

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!! OMG, FIRST LOOK: The poster for the new Amy Winehouse documentary, ‘The Girl Behind the Name’ is here !!

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Filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Senna) has announced a UK release for “AMY: The Girl Behind the Name,” his documentary on Amy Winehouse done with the approval of her family.
The film will be hit theaters in the UK on July 3, just 20 days before the fourth anniversary of her death from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011. No word yet on a US premiere date. Check out the poster above!

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