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Looking Back With Pride

Emily McDonald


This film was made for Vogues 'Pride Series' and is centered around queer and trans individuals in their 60s and 70s. David, 75, Peggy, 73, Ted, 71, and 69-year-old Adele reflect on their memories of coming out, the remarkable change they’ve witnessed in their lifetimes. Living through social changes from Stonewall riots in 1969, to the first Pride marches of the 70s, we listen to their accounts of what it was like to live through it all.

Emily is an award winning Director based in London, UK. Her work focuses on uncovering honest and unique stories within society that challenge our cultural ideas. Emily takes a proudly ethical approach to documentary filmmaking and believes this will always lead to telling the most compelling story. Receiving recognition for both her documentary and commercial work, Emily has won numerous awards including a Gold Young Director’s Award at Cannes Film Festival. Her documentaries have screened at the BFI London Film Festival as well as the Flare Film Festival where she was selected as one of six emerging LGBT filmmakers.