"Haters Watch What Leaders Do; Involve Me and I Will Understand!"
The Provincetown Police Departments No Place for Hate Committee held a public hearing on the hate crime that occurred in Provincetown in May 2009. This hearing included their newest student representative, Luke Hadley. His statement is the inspiration for the film. He really didn’t know what a hate crime was but he wanted to know and be involved in projects that could stop hate crimes. This is that project. The team is a diverse group from race and age to sexual orientation and gender. We follow the local hate crime thru the state and local systems and track the national hate crimes legislation thru congress in 2009. This film is intended to inspire youth to stand up to hate incidents in order to prevent them from escalating into hate crimes.
Luke Hadley – a 16 year old straight man adopted from Ecuador at age one by Americans.
Pru Hinxman – a 21 year old transwoman
Tyler Periera – a 19 Gay man, survivor of attempted suicide
Jeff Chapman – a 19 year old gay man with Juvenile diabetes
Tim McCarthy – a 53 year old gay video historian who has cohabited with HIV for over 23 years.
What is a hate crime and why do people perpetrate them? What can anyone one of us do about them? These are some of the questions the investigative team try to answer in this motivational training film aimed at high schoolers. We follow a hate crime thru the judicial system as the national hate crimes legislation goes thru congress.
Provincetown High School: Friday, April 15 2011 for the students and Staff for grades 6 – 12.
Boston International Film Festival:April 23, 2011 10:20pm @ AMC Lowes Boston Commons
Indie Spec Special Recognition Award!!!