Director: Alejandra Duque | Producer: Beth Fortman Brand
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United States
"Love" is a feature documentary which powerfully addresses the most important civil rights issue of the 21st century: same-sex marriage. In the film, the narration is used to not only assist the flow of factual information but also to offer words of loving wisdom. The narrator begins by reminding us three absolute truths; first, love is the source of all creation. Second, love is the core essence of who we truly are. Third, how love is expressed in our world is through compassion, kindness, acceptance, and a life lived with grace. On Election Day 2008, Proposition 8 passed and became law in the state of California and it changed the California Constitution by adding a new section (7.5) to Article 1, which reads, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." "Love" poignantly illustrates the tremendous impact this law has had on those within the LBGT community and their families' ability to be responsible for and to ultimately provide the same loving care that is automatically offered to those within the heterosexual community.