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Then & Now is a documentary storytelling project inviting LGBTQ-identifying elders and teens to share stories and oral histories.

What was it like living in the south and identifying as LGBTQ? What is that experience like now? The project is inviting youth and elders to interview each other about their experience of living in the south and identifying as LGBTQ. We’re hoping to foster relationships across generations and create an oral history archive and resource for North Carolina and the Triad community. The interviews will be used to create a short documentary that will be screened in Greensboro and submitted to the Greensboro Public Library and local universities as a public and ongoing archive of LGBTQ experience in the south.

How to Participate

We are now finishing the first phase of the project which collected over a dozen video interviews from individuals around the Greensboro area. A final documentary film will debut in the Fall of 2014 with a public screening. To get involved or learn more about the project contact Lia Miller at lia[at]can-nc[dot]org.

Then & Now is a collaboration between the Creative Aging Network-NC and Elsewhere with support from the Guilford Green Foundation.

Below are some sample video interviews from a short film called Intersections created by visiting artist Emilio Rojas during his residency at Elsewhere in 2012: