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Sebastian Junger talks about Hell on Earth

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The respected war journalist and Oscar nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger  told queerguru that war is both futile and necessary. In a discussion about his latest powerful documentary Hell on Earth : The Fall of Syria & The Rise of Syria he talks about the devastating death and destruction and particularly on all the global consequences of this pernicious civil war. 

‘America always has been a country that has welcomed the desperate of the the world with open arms, and suddenly there is this idea that we won’t do that.  This country has never been attacked by a war refugee, that’s just not where the threat is .  I hope people see this film and realize that w should espouse a certain openness with the world where people can seek refuge here.’

The  interview was filmed in Provincetown by Hussein Wentz during #PIFF2017 for ‘queerguru reports’ on PTV’s Channel 99.

Hell on Earth : The Fall of Syria & The Rise of ISIS is available on demand at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/



Shaleece Haas talks about the award-winning Real Boy

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Any documentary that makes a contribution to the continuing transgender dialogue is important, but when it is as poignant and compelling as ‘Real Boy’,  then it can play a significant role in nurturing more understanding and acceptance both within the community and society at large.

Shaleece Haas the writer/director of this multi-award winning movie talked to queerguru about telling the tale of 19 year old trans man Bennett Wallace as he goes on the sometimes difficult journey of transitioning.  Ben is a sheer delight and is refreshingly open and honest about his many lows, as well as his highs, and Shaleece explained to us what it was like being able to share his story.

The movie will be screened on PBS’s Independent Lens on June 19th at 10pm, and soon afterwards will be available on DVD/VOD via www.realboy.com

The interview was filmed by Roger Walker-Dack for ‘queerguru reports’ on PTV’s Channel 99



STEPH BURT and her Advice From The Lights

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Steph Burt a transwoman, literary critic, poet, and professor at Harvard University​, was once described by the  N. Y. Times as one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation. Steph talked about her new book of poetry ADVICE FROM THE LIGHTS to Roger Walker-Dack​ at the Miami Book Fair​.

The interview was filmed for www.queergurutv.com

 



Steve Grand : THE All-American Boy

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Photograph by William Dick

Four years ago openly-gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand maxed out all his credit cards to make his very first music video.  It was a gamble that quickly paid off as it went viral and got over 1 million hits in the first week (it now stands at 6.5 million), and his first album that followed entered the Billboard Independent Artist Chart at no 3.

Now the totally disarmingly charming Grand is headlining in his own Show at Provincetown’s Art House Theater and wowing crowds all summer long.  That is where we caught up with him to talk about life, love ….. and music of course.

Steve Grand was talking to Roger Walker-Dack for queerguru reports on PTV’s Channel 99 and filmed by Hussein Wentz.



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