Why Thee Wed?

Why Thee Wed?

| 50 min

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This documentary profiles the eight couples who challenged marriage laws in British Columbia in court until same-sex marriage was recognized in 2003. As controversy swirls around this issue worldwide, Why Thee Wed? offers surprising and diverse perspectives on what it means for gay and lesbian couples to walk down the aisle and to fight for the right to do so under the law.

Why Thee Wed? was produced as part of the Reel Diversity Competition for emerging filmmakers of colour.

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Credits
  • director
    Cal Garingan
  • writer
    Cal Garingan
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • editor
    Dennis Day
  • cinematographer
    Moira Simpson
    Cal Garingan
  • composer
    Gordon Durity
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • location sound
    David Hechenberger
    Jeff Henschel
  • additional music
    Robyn Traill
  • narrator
    Cal Garingan
  • story consultant
    P.J. Reece
  • editing assistant
    Andrew Notman
    Neil Thompson
  • consultant
    John Greyson
  • archival research
    Paula Sawadsky
  • music clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • vocal coach
    Susan Phillips
  • stills photographer
    Rosamond Norbury
  • transcriber
    Pamela Pelligrini
  • dialogue editor
    Michael Flanigan
  • re-recording mixer
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • re-recording facility
    Leo Sound
  • post-production services
    Finale Editworks
  • production clerk
    Christine Sears
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli