Thank you to all the RedBone Press fans who supported the UBLEP online fundraising campaign at Indiegogo. Final total: $11,855. Great, great news this morning!
Filmmaker Tiona McClodden and publisher Lisa C. Moore announce their collaboration for a feature-length documentary film, Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project. UBLEP will highlight interviews with black lesbian elders in their 60s, 70s and 80s from across the United States and situate them in a range of black historical movements, spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1980s. The film will feature 8-10 profiles of elders, and show accompanying archival footage and personal ephemera that will reveal rare images of black lesbian life and history. UBLEP will also bring to light a number of black lesbian underground movements, solidifying a black lesbian presence within overall American black history.
McClodden and Moore will begin a rigorous three-phase fundraising campaign for UBLEP starting May 20, 2011, coinciding with a presentation at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. The collaborators will discuss details of the project’s inception, recent developments and future plans for UBLEP’s production. This campaign will also kick off fundraising for UBLEP.