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Miriam Cutler

Scout's Honor

2001
Scout's Honor

Project Details

Released 2001
Production Company PBS/POV/Produced and Directed by Tom Shepard
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Project Details

Synopsis


SCOUT'S HONOR traces the conflict between the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America and the broad-based movement by many of its members to overturn them. The story is told predominantly through the experiences of a 13-year old boy and a 70-year-old man -- both heterosexual, both dedicated to the Scouts, and both determined to change the course of Scouting history. Their challenge is being waged in their hometown of Petaluma, California - a place more familiar with agriculture than activism. Yet it is here where they have begun an international grassroots petition drive and media campaign to overturn the BSA's anti-gay policy. In 1998, they formalized their movement into an organization called Scouting for All.


Credits


PBS/POV


Executive Producer D. Stuart Harrison


Produced and Directed by Tom Shepard


Edited by Jim Klein


Written By Meg Moritz, Ph.D


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


 


Awards & Festivals


Freedom of Expression Award, Sundance FF, 2001 


Audience Award for Best Documentary, Sundance FF, 2001


Grand Prize Award, USA Film Festival, 2001


Best Documentary, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2001


Audience Award Best Documentary, SF Gay & Lesbian LGBT FF, 2001


Audience Award Best Documentary, Turin Gay and Lesbian FF, 2001


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Reviews


"Scout's Honor is not a diatribe against the Boy Scouts. Rather, it examines the irony that the values Cozza took from scouting are what inspired him to take his stand.”  ~ San Francisco Chronicle


"Scout's Honor is a powerfully moving account of resistance that has the inspirational feel of a Capra movie suddenly come to 21st-century life. Steven Cozza, self-effacing and still gallantly fighting for justice, is a young, genuine old-fashioned hero." ~ Chicago Tribune



Project Details

Synopsis


SCOUT'S HONOR traces the conflict between the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America and the broad-based movement by many of its members to overturn them. The story is told predominantly through the experiences of a 13-year old boy and a 70-year-old man -- both heterosexual, both dedicated to the Scouts, and both determined to change the course of Scouting history. Their challenge is being waged in their hometown of Petaluma, California - a place more familiar with agriculture than activism. Yet it is here where they have begun an international grassroots petition drive and media campaign to overturn the BSA's anti-gay policy. In 1998, they formalized their movement into an organization called Scouting for All.


Credits


PBS/POV


Executive Producer D. Stuart Harrison


Produced and Directed by Tom Shepard


Edited by Jim Klein


Written By Meg Moritz, Ph.D


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


 


Awards & Festivals


Freedom of Expression Award, Sundance FF, 2001 


Audience Award for Best Documentary, Sundance FF, 2001


Grand Prize Award, USA Film Festival, 2001


Best Documentary, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2001


Audience Award Best Documentary, SF Gay & Lesbian LGBT FF, 2001


Audience Award Best Documentary, Turin Gay and Lesbian FF, 2001


scouts usa     scouts sundance



Reviews


"Scout's Honor is not a diatribe against the Boy Scouts. Rather, it examines the irony that the values Cozza took from scouting are what inspired him to take his stand.”  ~ San Francisco Chronicle


"Scout's Honor is a powerfully moving account of resistance that has the inspirational feel of a Capra movie suddenly come to 21st-century life. Steven Cozza, self-effacing and still gallantly fighting for justice, is a young, genuine old-fashioned hero." ~ Chicago Tribune



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