Posts Tagged ‘harvey milk’

Milk: In the Footsteps of Gandhi and King

December 10, 2008  |  miscellany  |  8 Comments

After You Cannot Live on Hope Alone, the folks at Causecast.org have made a second short film about Harvey Milk.

The life of late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk in the context of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. This animated documentary charts a time-line of the life of the first openly gay man elected to public office in between events in other civil rights struggles. Produced by Causecast for Focus Features, the piece celebrates the release of the film MILK, in theaters November 26.

I haven’t seen Milk yet – or read many reviews, because I’m waiting to see it for myself first. Hopefully I’ll go this week.

Have you seen it? What’d you think, what were your reactions?

8against8: “You cannot live on hope alone”

October 26, 2008  |  essays  |  1 Comment

Harvey Milk was the first openly-gay person to be elected to public office in the United States in 1977. This is his famous speech, “You Cannot Live On Hope Alone,” given in 1978, shortly before he was assassinated.