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Filmmaker creating daily reenactments of Prop 8 trial

“People want to see this drama unfold and there is a tremendous narrative that was propelled by that first day of testimony. This is the first time that gay and lesbian people have talked about their lives in federal court. It’s historic from that point of view.”

Los Angeles-based journalist and filmmaker John Ireland, who is creating a dramatic, day-by-day reenactment of the Prop 8 trial that began on Monday, Jan. 11, in San Francisco. The director, who started casting and shooting over the weekend, says the first installment should be posted on YouTube by Tuesday, Jan. 18. He is basing the work on “partial transcripts and first-hand accounts from bloggers” present at the trial. (On Top Magazine)

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