"Six Words" is a television documentary produced by an Emmy Award-winning production team exploring the debate to add six words to the City of Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance — sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The documentary, to be aired Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 4 WJXT, is the first in-depth investigation of a controversy that some consider a community game-changer. Right now, Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and the second largest in the U.S. that has not passed job or housing protections for gay and lesbian citizens. Without the “six words” amendment in the ordinance, some believe Jacksonville could lose millions in new business.
This documentary is intended to reinvigorate community discussion and stimulate productive dialogue about the implications of an expanded Human Rights Ordinance for Jacksonville.
About the producer
Bill Retherford, president and CEO of Very Independent Pictures Inc., is a four-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and writer and the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing. For five consecutive years (2007-12), his documentaries were named Florida's Best Public Affairs Television Program by the Society of Professional Journalists. His documentary on the algal blooms in the St. Johns River, “The Green Monster, It Came From The River," was named "Best Reporting on the Environment" by the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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