Hidden Vote | Are Gay Rights Gun Rights?
About the Film
Meet Vincent, who grew up a Democrat in North Carolina, but is now a conservative, pro-gun activist who thinks gays should take up arms after the Pulse shooting. Meet Mitchell, who grew up conservative but is now a progressive voter who doesn't think the solution is more guns. They also happen to be dating.
About the filmmaker(s)
Adithya Sambamurthy is a self-shooting producer and director, newly relocated to London from California. Over the past 15 years, he has worked on television documentaries, investigative news magazine segments, web series and a number of independent productions. Along the way, he’s won an Emmy, been nominated three times and shared in a Peabody award.
Ben Rekhi is an award-winning filmmaker of mixed Indian and American descent. After working with the Coen bros. in the camera department of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Rekhi was hired by George Clooney to shoot the behind the scenes for his directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Rekhi went on to produce the Spirit Award-nominated feature film, Bomb the System and direct the SXSW Audience Award winner, Waterborn. Rekhi’s second feature is as director of The Ashram, stars Academy Award Winner. He is currently in post-production on his third feature: Maria, a crime thriller set against the drug wars in the Philippines.
About the Presenting Partner
Independent Television Service® brings independently-produced, high-quality public broadcast and new media programs to local, national and international audiences. The independent producers who create ITVS' programs take creative risks, tackle complex issues and express points of view seldom explored in the mass media. ITVS' programs enrich the cultural landscape with the voices and visions of underrepresented communities and reflect the interests and concerns of a diverse society.