“This is a film about compassion, empathy, and building bridges. This is a film about you. This is a film about me. This is a film about people.”
A new documentary by up and coming filmmaker Becca Roth explores the personal stories of people who will be affected by a new constitutional amendment in North Carolina banning same sex unions of all kinds.
The original title of the film was Hear Our Stories, but after spending months talking North Carolinians from all walks of life — people who, Becca says, appeared to be radically different from one another — she realized something:”People are people,” Becca said, “And we are all one.”
Enter One: A Story of Love and Equality. The film, now in post-production, was created before Amendment 1 was passed and explores the reasons behind people’s views on marriage equality through dialogue and honest conversations.
In May, the North Carolinians passed Amendment 1 with about 60% of the vote, but in some ways that’s made the film even more relevant. Although the results of the vote were disheartening, Becca says she remains optimistic and hopes the film will help people understand the “more human side” to an often dehumanizing debate.
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