- "MAJOR! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. At the heart of MAJOR! is a social justice framework that puts the subjects at the center of their story. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply 'Mama' to many in her community. If history is held within us, embodied in our loves and losses, then Miss Major is a living library, a resource for generations to come to more fully understand the rich heritage of the Queer Rights movement that is so often whitewashed and rendered invisible. Miss Major's personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons. In October 2015, Miss Major retired from her role as executive director of the San Francisco-based Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), advocating for trans women of color in and outside of prison."--Film website.
- Ophelian, Annalise, film director, film producer
Florez, StormMiguel, film producer, editor of moving image work
Major, Miss, onscreen participant
Floating Ophelia Productions, production company, publisher
- In English with optional English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles; closed captioned.
- Half-title from container: Lead with your heart
Half-title from container: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
- Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Melenie Eleneke, Janetta Louise Johnson, Min. BobbieJean Baker.
- Camera, Avery Hudson, Michelle Lawler, Annalise Ophelian.
- Streaming media.
Digital format: Restricted to the University of North Texas System.
Originally produced in 2015; copyright held by Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC.
Description based on DVD version record; title from title screen (viewed May 15, 2017)
Audience Award, Jury Special mention, Best documentary: OUTFEST Los Angeles 2016, INSIDEOUT Toronto 2016 and WICKED QUEER Boston 2016.
- 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 91 min.)) : digital, sound, color
- digital; optical; stereo; Dolby 5.1; Dolby 2.0
- video file; MPEG-4
- Online Video
Other Standard Numbers:
- Universal Product Code: 040201982804