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When We Rise 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2017)
A chronicled re-telling of the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969.
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 Young Diane Jones 4 episodes, 2017
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 Cecilia Chung 3 episodes, 2017
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 Young Man 3 episodes, 2017
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 Dr. Jones 3 episodes, 2017
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 Pat Norman 2 episodes, 2017
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 Chad Griffin 2 episodes, 2017
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 Del Martin 2 episodes, 2017
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 Sally Gearhart 2 episodes, 2017
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 Dr. Marcus Conant 2 episodes, 2017
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 Phyllis Lyon 2 episodes, 2017
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 Marvin Feldman 2 episodes, 2017
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 Scott Rempel 2 episodes, 2017
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 Sylvester 2 episodes, 2017
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 Cleve's Mom 2 episodes, 2017
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 Shoshanna 2 episodes, 2017
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 Senior Advisor 2 episodes, 2017
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 Old Army Vet 2 episodes, 2017
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A dramatization of the real life San Francisco centered fight for LGBT rights from 1972 to 2015 is presented, the LGBT community which arguably has had the most numerous organized campaigns against them of any minority group to suppress those rights in the United States during that time period. It focuses on the advocacy and other supportive work of four individuals, Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Diane Jones and Ken Jones, whose experiences focus on different aspects of the issue. Cleve's story focuses primarily on the political and legislative fight for gay and ultimately LGBT rights. Roma's story focuses primarily on her fight for women's rights, especially safe places for women, within that where she as a lesbian fits, ultimately a fight for universal health care in San Francisco, and her personal relationships particularly with Diane. Beyond that relationship with Roma, Diane's story focuses on her work as a nurse in caring for AIDS patients, and her want as a lesbian to have a child. ... Written by Huggo

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Maybe we're here for something bigger than ourselves. See more »

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27 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Когда мы восстанем  »

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In episode two the movie Fame was mentioned and how a gay character in the movie was played by a straight actor. Michael DeLorenzo who plays Jose Sarria was a principal dancer in Fame. Paul McCrane also played a gay character in Fame. See more »

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Featured in When We Rise: The People Behind the Story (2017) See more »

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good journalism . . .not so good as drama
1 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

First impressions: preachy, patronizing, sanctimonious . . . as I watched, I just felt any interest in these people drain away.

The acting is serviceable enough, but the writing keeps you at a distance. Once the author sets them in motion, there are no surprises, no tension, no conflicts; these people just keep going like little wind-up toys.

The atmosphere the series creates didn't seem accurate, either. Which is odd, considering that the same author's "Milk" hit it right on the money.

Oh, well, keep trying.


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