Here TV’s 'A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years' Earns Daytime Emmy Nomination

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Today, 'A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years' earned a Daytime Emmy Nomination. Written and directed by Billy Clift and produced by two time Emmy-nominee, David Millbern, 'A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years' secured the nomination in the Outstanding Special Class Special category.

It demonstrates that with courage and resilience, we can conquer any foe. As bad as things may seem currently, we have been here before. We hope that this film not only educates but serves as a call to action for a new generation of activists.

Narrated by Laverne Cox with music by Melissa Etheridge, this moving feature-length documentary focuses on watershed moments in LGBTQ history through never-before-seen footage and engaging interviews with WarnerMedia Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Caitlyn Jenner, Cleve Jones, Bruce Cohen, Don Lemon, Gloria Allred, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Dustin Lance Black, Margaret Cho, Armistead Maupin, Bruce Vilanch, Greg Louganis, DeRay McKesson, Candis Cayne, Guillermo Diaz, and many more. Starting with the Black Cat Riots, the film covers Stonewall, the disco sexual revolution, the AIDS crisis, marriage equality, and the trans movement to the present day.

“This documentary lays out a clear path of resistance that resides in the DNA of the LGBTQ community,” says producer David Millbern. “It demonstrates that with courage and resilience, we can conquer any foe. As bad as things may seem currently, we have been here before. We hope that this film not only educates but serves as a call to action for a new generation of activists.”

A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years invites those engaged in advancing human rights (Black Lives Matter, Female Empowerment, Trans-inclusivity, etc.) to come together to speak out and to fight: SAME FIGHT, SAME RIGHTS!

A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years was executive produced by Paul Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow, who have produced and distributed more than 200 films and series including Academy Award-winners “Gods and Monsters” and “Departures.” John Mongiardo, President and Managing Director of Here Media, and Malachy Wienges, Chairman Emeritus at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Christopher Donaldson, VP of Content at Here Media, co-produced with Nancy Cohen.

Here TV (http://www.heretv.com) launched in 2004, making it the world’s first SVOD LGBTQ+ video service and is available on all major US cable operators including Xfinity, Spectrum, Dish, Optimum, FiOS, U-Verse, Cox, Atlantic Broadband, Buckeye, RCN, Frontier, WAVE and WOW! as well as Amazon, Roku, Sling TV, Google Play and the Here TV app (http://www.here.tv) where it can be viewed on all iOS and Android mobile devices. Here TV reaches millions of viewers each month and has produced Academy award-winning films in addition to receiving four Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/287739328

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