The Case Against 8
Curated by: American Film Showcase, US Consulate General Mumbai & G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture

The Case against 8
Directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White
Documentary screening followed by discussion led by Harish Iyer with Kristen Svarczkopf 
Presented by American Film Showcase | US Consulate General Mumbai | G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture


The Case Against 8 takes an inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, the film chronicles the struggle that helped pave the way for marriage equality battles nationwide, with behind—the—scenes access to the two California couples seeking the right to marry and the legal team of conservative Ted Olson and liberal David Boies, who previously faced off as opposing counsel in Bush v. Gore. The Case Against 8 provides a definite account of the battle that effectively ended marriage discrimination in California and took the issue of marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court.


About the panel:

Equal Rights Activist, Harish Iyer is an active voice for a number of causes. He is the recipient of the CNN TV 18's  Zindagi Live award for his work in the field of Child Sexual Abuse awareness, the winner of the Bharat Petroleum's Energizing Bharat award for his work in the field of Women Empowerment.

Kristen Svarczkopf is Vice Consul for Political Affairs at U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai.


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