When We Rise (2017)
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Night I: Part I 

Ostracized after coming out or being outed by someone, Cleve Jones, Ken Jones, Roma Guy and Diane leave everything they know behind to seek safe harbor in San Francisco, where they join the LBGTQ movement.

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Young Cleve Jones
Emily Skeggs ...
Young Roma Guy
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Young Ken Jones
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Young Diane Jones
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Diane Jones
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Roma Guy
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Cleve Jones
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Ken Jones
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Pat Norman
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Del Martin
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Jim Foster
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Dr. Jones
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Sally Gearhart
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Richard
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Michael Smith
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1972. Cleve, a Quaker living at home in Phoenix with his psychologist father and activist mother, decides to wait until he is eighteen to come out to his parents for fear that if he did it earlier that his father, who sees homosexuality as a disease, would use what Cleve considers some extreme form of therapy to "cure" him. Now at an age of majority, Cleve decides move to San Francisco to live in what he hopes is a safer environment than home with his father. He will find that San Francisco has its own hazards for a young, gay man. Turning to the activism he learned from his mother, Cleve further finds that he will have to carve out his own niche in the changing face of the city and times. Working with the Peace Corps, Roma decides to leave Togo, where outward forms of affection between two women such as hand holding is normalized, and leave her girlfriend Diane, who she knows she may never see again, to go where she feels her calling is stronger, namely working for women's rights ... Written by Huggo

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Pleasantly Surprised
27 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit I was a little on the fence about watching this. Mainly because of a few reviews, but I'm very happy I did not let those dissuade me from doing so! As this first episode was excellent. If this is any indicator of the future quality of the series it will be great TV. This episode surpassed my expectations and I highly recommend you give it a watch.


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