Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - QWOCMAP

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Film is an extremely powerful medium. It shapes narratives and perspectives. It is the most expensive and recognized art form in the world. Yet 
the film industry is dominated by heterosexual, cisgender white men. According to USC and UCLA research, this inequity results in depictions of marginalized communities that are extremely limited and destructively stereotypical. This injustice also shapes how the world sees us, and subsequently how it treats us.

And most often, we are shown as the deserving targets of insults, hate speech, and graphic violence.
QWOCMAP is the only media arts organization in the country, and the first in the world that develops the leadership and creativity of LBTQ+ women of color, and non-binary and transgender people of color as artivist filmmakers for social justice.
We need filmmakers and films that illuminate the truth of inequality and injustice, that shatter stereotypes and expose bias, that reveal our real lived experiences
dreams, and triumphs. We need films that bring the rain to nurture our communities.
QWOCMAP is grounded in expert filmmaking and intentional social justice to create safety, welcome, and inclusion. Since 2004, our boutique film Distribution Program has sent films and discussion guides to every continent except Antarctica so that communities can build power around crucial issues.

Please consider making a gift today, nurture
LBTQ+ women 
of color,
and non-binary and transgender people of color.
With your help, QWOCMAP will hire a new full-time 
Since 2004, QWOCMAP has relied on our word-of-mouth reputation to distribute films to cities from Rochester, New York to Guadalajara, Mexico.
Your support will send
 436 QWOCMAP films to 10,000 people around the world.

Thanks to a pool of generous challenge gifts from loyal QWOCMAP donors, your gift will be doubled on GiveOUT Day.

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Every gift is important to us no matter the size – our biggest goal is the number of people who give rather than the total amount raised. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing the boom and the flash to make it rain for QWOCMAP.

Thank you so much!


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