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Title Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 74 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time Playing time: 72 min.
Note In Process Record.
Title from title frames.
Performer Features: Evelyn Hooker, Patrick Stewart
Event Originally produced by Frameline in 1992.
Summary Academy Award winning director Richard Schmiechen (The Times of Harvey Milk) vividly portrays the life and work of the woman described by the Los Angeles Times as The Rosa Parks of Gay Rights in Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker. During the repressive 1950s, Dr. Evelyn Hooker undertook groundbreaking research that led to a radical discovery: homosexuals were not, by definition, sick. Dr. Hooker's finding sent shock waves through the psychiatric community and culminated in a major victory for gay rights - in 1974 the weight of her studies, along with gay activism, forced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its official manual of mental disorders. Startling archival footage of the medical procedure used to cure homosexuality, images from the underground gay world of the McCarthy era and home movies of literary icon Christopher Isherwood bring to life history which we must never forget. Dr. Hooker's insights into gay marriage and the gay community (a term she coined), and the filmmakers' winning approach make this documentary education at its most exciting and enjoyable. This Academy Award nominated film is narrated by Patrick Stewart.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In: English
Indexed Term LGBT
North American Studies
Politics & International Affairs
Added Author Schmiechen, Richard, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1133784 Kanopy
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