Contributed by Mimi Schiffman:
Twelve-year-old Isak Atkins-Pearcy loves Legos, doughnuts and fighting for what he believes in.
“I think in a world where everything is right, you could love anyone you wanted to.”
He’s been fighting alongside his parents and with his junior high GSA to defeat North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment which will be decided in the May 8th primary.
Amendment One would place in the constitution the following language: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”
Meet Isak, and hear a fresh perspective on relationships from a young man, full of conviction and love for his family.
Production: Mimi Schiffman
Music: “April,” Marcel Pequel
Artistic Direction: Isak Atkins-Pearcy
Mimi Schiffman is a photographer, videographer and multimedia producer pursuing a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This work is a part of a documentary project she is producing on marriage equality for her thesis. The work is being released in the lead-up to the 2012 North Carolina primaries where voters will be asked to decide on a constitutional amendment which could render many established same-gender couples and their families legal strangers in the eyes of the law.
Mimi’s work is being posted on Huffington Post .
“Love = Love” was filmed in Durham, NC.