When we rise

ABC Studios’ epic mini-series ‘When We Rise’ (8×60’) is created by Academy Award® winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk). The event limited series chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs, of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. Starring Guy Pearce (Memento) as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker (Angels in America) as women’s rights leader Roma Guy and Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) as her wife, social justice activist Diane. Academy Award® nominated director Gus Van Sant (Milk) directs the two-hour premiere of the limited series event.