“I wanted multiple generations of queer people to relive a moment from their youth when they were still figuring out who they were. As the viewer looks at this traditionally heterosexual milestone through a queer lens, I hope they consider how queer people lived long before vocabulary and visibility situated their existence into the contemporary mainstream. The subjects in this documentary surprised me – they showed me that queer youth have been living full lives being themselves much further back in history than I had imagined. I found the resilience in each of them incredibly inspiring.”
Andrew Moir makes intimate documentaries that capture powerful moments in the lives of his subjects. Working alone or with small crews, he typically integrates himself into people’s daily lives for multi-year spans of time. He is interested in stories about families, mortality, rural life, and queer identity and his films screened at festivals like Hot Docs, AFI, Sheffield and DOC NYC.
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