Disney has announced that the brand new documentary called “We Live Here: The Midwest”, is going to be coming to Hulu on December 6th 2023.
The new documentary is about how all families must confront challenges, every day. But many also face a rising tide of discrimination and hate in their churches, schools, and even their own neighborhoods.
We Live Here: The Midwest profiles families who hope to stay in a part of the country they love, and where they have often established deep roots: a trans/queer family with five children in Iowa must find a new community after being expelled from their church; a gay Black couple with a young daughter test the line of acceptance in Nebraska; a lesbian couple homeschool their bullied son on a farm in Kansas; a gay teacher in Ohio creates a safe space for LGBTQI+ students; and a couple in Minnesota struggles to rebuild their families following both of their transitions. Meanwhile, Minnesota Representative and queer mother, Heather Keeler, brings LGBTQI+ rights to the political forefront despite ongoing death threats.
Fundamentally, the film captures a crucial time where anti-queer legislation and sentiment is rapidly multiplying across the country, and the values of all midwestern families are put to the ultimate test.
“We Live Here: The Midwest” has been directed and produced by Melinda Maerker, who has previously worked on “Defying Gravity” and “Em & Me. David Clayton Miller is also producing the film and has previously producing work for Bank of America, Cal State Los Angeles and Canal+ in France. She has a particular passion for content that both entertains and raises awareness of complex issues. No international Disney+ release details have been announced.
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