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Stonewall Uprising trailer online

Stonewall.jpgThe Stonewall Uprising documentary tells the story of the Stonewall riots and is the second trailer for the film. The first was good, but this new one, which is also in high definition, is much more effective at telling the story.

It follows the events one night in 1969 at the Greenwich Village Stonewall Inn which was a notorious gay bar in a time when being gay was neither acceptable nor legal. Night after night the Inn was raided and people arrested, until one night those inside the bar decided not to go peacefully and so the uprising began and sparked an event that is widely recognised as the beginning of the gay rights movement.

The Stonewall Uprising documentary looks at the story from many points of view, from eye-witnesses who were there and on both sides of the fight, and includes footage from the actual event.

There's a new blurb to accompany the trailer:

"It was the Rosa Parks moment," says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.

Stonewall Uprising looks a strong documentary which itself looks at an important time in the history of America, and one that should not be forgotten or belittled.

You can see the excellent trailer over at Apple Trailers, and it looks an interesting one with plenty of archive footage to match the current day interviews.



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