“See Us Hear Us” Documentary Raw Clips by J.R. Howell
A suspected serial killer preys on transgender women of color in Jacksonville as the trans community confronts hostility from law enforcement and neglect from the gay community.
These raw unedited clips comprise samples of footage for potential use in the feature-length documentary by J.R. Howell tentatively titled “See Us Hear Us.” Fiscally sponsored by The Film Collaborative.
A Guy Flashed A Woman On A Bus And Every Other Woman Took A Swing At Him:
“Most women know exactly what’s up when a man walks too close to them, acting real shady. I don’t think there’s a single lady of my acquaintance who hasn’t been flashed at some point, especially if she lives in a city with lots of opportunities for determined perverts to trap her in crowded areas.
This guy is in Turkey, on the other side of the world, and I still recognized exactly what he was up to. Hunched shoulders, bag ready to cover the evidence, one hand messing around at your belt. Yep, we got a penis on the bus. Most guys who do this depend on a women being too scared, ashamed, or just too damned tired to fight back or say anything. Well, this dude chose the wrong mark, and security footage of the incident shows his public shaming.”
“For most of us, it’s hard to conceive of a life without power, yet a staggering 1.1 billion people on the planet do not have access to electricity. When artist-inventor-pyromaniac Jim Mason had his power shut off by the city of Berkeley, he rediscovered a sustainable power technology used during WWII, inadvertently “
(Via. Huffington Post)
The Most Extreme Attempt Yet To Demonize Transgender People And Deny Them Rights | ThinkProgress:
“Fear has been the primary strategy employed by conservatives opposed to transgender equality, such as in the fight against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). A new video circulating among various advocacy groups takes this tactic to a new extreme by not only conflating transgender women with male predators, but actually attempting to portray all transgender women as having malicious intent.”