Wednesday, January 20, 2016
[why does god hate me? a short film]
Why Does God Hate Me? is a video of the experience of a boy growing up gay in a very conservative evangelical family.
I share it for a very specific 1 1/2 minute long segment: the part where Matt's parents take him along to protest at a gay pride parade and he wanders off for a few minutes. Watch the expression on his face, both when he talks with a man named Isaac and then when he is back at the edge of the parade a few minutes later.
Click Play on the video here and forward the video to the 8:37 time mark, or
click here to see video on YouTube, starting directly at the 8:37 mark.
The section of particular interest goes from 8:37 to 10:06. That having been said, it's a pretty good video overall.
What are your first impression? What does his expression communicate? How was this an important moment for him?