ABC’s miniseries, When We Rise, brought home the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last week.
This is the newest collaboration between director, Gus Van Sant, and producer and screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black, who already worked together on Milk (2008), based on the life of gay rights activities, Harvey Milk.
The eight-hours miniseries about the gay rights movements will depict the life of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer the final US civil rights movement and drive it to its success today. The series will follow their personal and political conflicts, setbacks and achievements.
Van Sant is directing the two hours pilot episode which also star Whoopi Goldberg, Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths and Michael K. Williams. The series will premiere on Monday, February 27 on ABC.