SF Public Library Tribute Film Series

Throughout June, the San Francisco Public Library will pay tribute to Debra Chasnoff by screening one of her films each Thursday at noon:
June 7, One Wedding and a Revolution
June 14, Straightlaced
June 21, That’s a Family!
June 28, Let’s Get Real

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Frameline to Honor Debra Chasnoff

For their 42nd annual San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, Frameline is honoring Debra with a lifetime achievement award and a screening of It’s Elementary.

Buy tickets today to join us at the Castro Theater on June 20 at 4pm to celebrate Debra’s life’s work.

Debra Chasnoff 10/12/57 – 11/7/17

The world has lost a brilliant visionary, activist, filmmaker and educator for social justice.

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Our Projects


Partnering with public interest organizations, government agencies and private funders, we move policy off the printed page and bring it to life.

Through our Respect For All Project, GroundSpark facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers.

What We’re Working On Now


When GroundSpark president and senior producer, Debra Chasnoff, was diagnosed with stage-4 metastatic breast cancer, she began documenting her experience.  She hoped that her candid journey would change the conversation around giving and getting a prognosis, inspiring others to live fully in the face of the unknown. GroundSpark is currently producing this film, under the working title, Prognosis.

THANK YOU to the GroundSpark community for all your generous donations!  If you have not yet given and were intending to do so, it’s not too late! – Donate Here

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Happy 60th Bday to Debra Chasnoff!

A Film About Gender to Engage Students for Ally Week 2017