Out of the Past

DVD

65 minutes
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This documentary traces the emergence of gay men and lesbians in American history through the eyes of Kelli Peterson, a young woman coming to terms with herself and her place in the world. By examining the ways in which the stories of gays and lesbians have been obscured and reclaimed, “Out of the Past” explores how the construction of history informs individual and national identity, and makes a strong case for the importance of an inclusive version of the American past

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