La Mission is a new film that tells the story of the relationship between a young gay Latino man and his homophobic father, the struggles they face and ultimately the deep love shared between them.
The Latino Commission on AIDS writes: As the Bratt brothers state, "La Mission doesn't pull any punches. It takes a hard look at attitudes that still thrive and do damage within our communities." But at the same time, it reflects back the pride, humor and love that has enabled many of us to endure and grow.
The Commission promotes this film because it engages the painful issues many of us face within our families, and pulls from that pain a realistic tale of triumph-- where transformation is possible and love, for others and yourself, has real power. Peter and Benjamin dig into our demons, but they also make sure to reflect back to us our love for the places, people, traditions and stories that we call home. And most importantly, they remind us of the power of our communities and our families to redeem us, if we'll let them.
They recommend and promote this film as a way of 'acting in solidarity with everyone who is fighting for equality.'
I really encourage folks to see this film if you get the chance. It's an important and significant film for queer Latino/a people and other queer people of color.