As you saw from the last couple of updates, we were in Los Angeles for 9 days (Oct. 6-15), giving a workshop at the BLU retreat…
and interviewing two elders, Jewel and Saundra, for the documentary.
Jewel owns the oldest continuously running black gay disco in Los Angeles, and she’s an acupuncturist;
Saundra is a longtime activist and hardcore Scrabble player.
We spent two days interviewing and shooting B-roll for each woman; we also had breakfast and talked shop with Michelle Crenshaw, a black lesbian cinematographer in Hollywood.
A big thank you goes to our lovely host Tisa B. for the wonderful accommodations and conversations.
Until next time! —Tiona & Lisa