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When We Rise (2017)

Drama 1h 27m


The personal and political struggles, setbacks 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. The period piece tells the history of the gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

  1. Dustin Lance Black


Series Cast

  1. Rachel Griffiths

    Rachel Griffiths


    4 Episodes

  2. Ivory Aquino

    Ivory Aquino

    Cecilia Chung

    4 Episodes

  3. Guy Pearce

    Guy Pearce

    Cleve Jones

    4 Episodes

  4. Mary-Louise Parker

    Mary-Louise Parker

    Roma Guy

    4 Episodes

  5. Michael Kenneth Williams

    Michael Kenneth Williams

    Ken Jones

    4 Episodes

  6. Austin P. McKenzie

    Austin P. McKenzie

    Young Cleve Jones

    4 Episodes

  7. Emily Skeggs

    Emily Skeggs

    Young Roma Guy

    4 Episodes

  8. Carrie Preston

    Carrie Preston

    Sally Gearhart

    4 Episodes

  9. Jonathan Majors

    Jonathan Majors

    Young Ken Jones

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

When We Rise

Season 1

2017 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of When We Rise premiered on February 27, 2017.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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