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When We Rise

Night I: Part I (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 86 min | Drama

Ostracized after coming out or being outed by someone, Cleve Jones, Ken Jones, Roma Guy and Diane leave everything they know behind to seek safe harbor in San Francisco, where they join the LBGTQ movement.
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Writers
Dustin Lance Black (created by) | Cleve Jones (inspired in part by the unpublished manuscript by) | Derek Simonds (story editor)
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Updated Feb 20, 2017

Release date
Feb 27, 2017 (United States)
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7.4 / 10 | 398 votes