The OPEN BOOK PROJECT
The Open Book Project is a documentary project that will be completed in a set of multiple international chapters. A visual exploration of LGBT+ people and communities all over the world. A coming of age story, the way a child finds themselves in a world that wants them to stay hidden, and how access to the diverse and protective LGBTQ+ community aids in this unimaginably difficult feat. LGBTQ+ people come in all forms, all colors of the rainbow, and from all over the world, they can't be crammed into a stereotype, but they all have one thing in common: they have had to learn to love themselves and to love others in a world where society's standard of love and expectation for "normality" doesn't include them.
A project by Morgan Melamed and Alexandra Schmelzer