Stubblejumper

2009
48.0'
CA
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Synopsis

The film retells a very specific period in gay activist Doug Wilson’s life. In 1975, then a student, Wilson placed an ad in the student newspapers hoping to start a gay discussion group on campus. This would be the start of a dramatic series of events that shaped the young man’s life and culminated in the refusal to allow him on staff at the University because of his involvement in gay rights groups. Billed as a docudrama, Geiss's film has scenes reenacted realistically with actors while other scenes take a more lyrical route. Using Wilson’s poetry, Saskatchewan’s landscapes and rural imagery, the film remains a powerful homage to an important Canadian activist.

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