Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk and prominent LGBT activist, unveiled a powerful short film targeting Latin America called “El SMS (The Text).” The eight minute short is part of Coca-Cola’s True Friendship campaign.
The film’s synopsis via CreativityOnline:
Black said in a statement: “‘The Text’ was perhaps the most personal for me to direct. As an artist, I feel I have a responsibility to share the stories of who LGBT people truly are in order to dispel any atmosphere of fear that might prevent LGBT people from sharing their lives openly.” He added, “For Coca-Cola to take a pro-diversity, pro-equality stance creates a lot of goodwill in the LGBT community.”
Watch the short below (To activate English subtitles, press ‘CC’)