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LGBT Filmmaker Deb Monuteaux Dies

By Charlotte Robinson, November 17, 2012
Deb Monuteaux, the Director of Sappho’s Fire passed away Sunday, November 11th. She loss her battle with Pulmonary Biliary Cirrhosis. She was 62. Sappho’s Fire premiered in 2011 at the Boston LGBT Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts. We will miss her dearly but her work, Sappho’s Fire, Not Your Mama’s Roller Derby & Venus, Priests & Superwomen present a powerful educational legacy for women & the LGBTQ community. Deb & her life partner Alexia Kosmider formed Shifting Visions, a nonprofit film company with the primary objective of uncovering & bringing to the forefront subjects that they felt needed to be exposed to create a larger dialogue with mainstream society & with the hopes of bringing sensitivity & understanding to their subjects. Before Deb’s illness she had begun work on her next documentary  TransJourney. TransJourney explores 3 women’s personal journeys & the ways that their lives have become intertwined & made stronger because of each other. Deb was extremely disappointed when she had to cancel her cross-country journey to Seattle, WA where most of the filming was to occur. She insisted that the production moves forward not only to honor Deb’s memory but because it is an important film. There will be celebration of Deb’s life & legacy on Saturday, December 15th at 3P at Rue De L’Espoir, 99 Hope Street, Providence, RI. Please RSVP  by December 10th via email to Alexia@shiftingvisions.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shifting Visions Films, 780 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 113, Cranston, RI 02910 or via paypal on the website:
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