A Blinding Flash of the Obvious: A Film about Fairness and How It Was Won was chosen to be shown at the West Chester Film Festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The film, produced by People For the American Way Foundation, tells the story of how a coalition of activists led Cincinnati voters to repeal an article of the city charter that required discrimination against gay people. Advocacy affiliate People For the American Way helped lead the coalition, which led to the only victory at the ballot box in 2004 for gay Americans. The West Chester festival runs October 6–8.
“I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to share this story with the people of West Chester,” said PFAWF Director of Interfaith Outreach, Steven Baines. “They say this is a small town festival, and small towns are exactly where we want to bring our message of equality.”
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious will appear at film festivals and screenings across the country. The film will also be distributed nationwide at training sessions and through pro-fairness organizations.