The latest player to hit the film-festival circuit may be a bit unexpected. Airbnb, the travel-accommodations booking marketplace, developed, financed, and produced the documentary film “Gay Chorus Deep South,” set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 29.
It’s Airbnb’s first feature film, narrative or documentary. Directed by David Charles Rodrigues, “Gay Chorus Deep South” follows the 300-member San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on a 10-day tour across the southeastern U.S. with the goal of inspiring conversation around inclusivity and civil rights.
The film documents the challenges the singers faced as they brought their music into people’s homes, churches, and concert halls.
Why did the Silicon Valley commerce company decide to dive into film production?
James Goode, Airbnb’s head of creative, explained that the film aligns with its corporate values that all people should not only be treated with dignity and respect but should be welcomed and celebrated.
Read the story at Variety.
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