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A Message from Producer/Director Phillip Pike
Our Dance of Revolution is the culmination of three and half year’s work driven by passion and the desire to give voice to, and celebrate, our traditionally marginalized, but vibrant community. Three and a half years of interviewing, researching, digging through personal and institutional archives, scanning hundreds of photographs and of course the production and post-production processes.
There is one inevitable reality throughout this process: filmmaking is a costly undertaking. So, even with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Community One Foundation, there is still a $42,000.00 shortfall in funding for this story-telling project documenting the rich history of Toronto’s Black queer and trans communities. I have covered this shortfall from my personal line of credit. (To be clear, all funding from all sources has gone towards the production costs of the film. I have not been paid any amounts personally.)
We know that stories inform and inspire change. Documentaries inform and inspire change. They challenge us to think differently and move us to action long after the credits roll. Capturing our stories in a film also helps to ensure that no more will our histories and our presence be erased.
I hope you will consider making a donation to support this storytelling project documenting the rich history of Toronto’s Black queer and trans communities.
I have launched a Go Fund Me campaign with the goal of raising $10,000.