So after much discussion, I decided it would be a great idea to interview some of my mom’s kids who have since, in the five years since she has started the Gay-Straight Alliance club in her middle school, gone on to be more accepting individuals, both of others and themselves. The main objective of the documentary would be to show the importance for clubs like the GSA to the pre-teen (middle school age) population. My mother was talking about how some of the kids from her old GSA who are now in high school wanted to get pizza with her, and it sparked this lightbulb for me. It would be interesting to intercut some of the high schoolers experiences with some activities happening in the GSA this year. The first GSA meeting was today, and she said her classroom was standing room only- there are a lot of kids searching for a place to feel comfortable to explore what gender and sexuality mean to them. I think this is a very important message to send.
My approach is definitely going to be getting in touch with the high schooler’s and figuring out who I want to interview. This will entail talking with my mom to learn who has taken away the most from the GSA. I am also going to get in contact with the superintendent of the Oceanside School District to ask for permission to film during a club meeting. I have to figure out where I should interview the kids. I feel like I could make an impactful documentary thats within the 10 minute time limit.