Unlearning Homophobia Series

2004 | Activism / Black/African American / Documentary / Latino/a / Parenting/Family / Religion/Spirituality | 78m | USA
Directors: Multiple Directors

A compilation featuring three early films on family acceptance, Unlearning Homophobia is an all in one film series designed to break through barriers and connect with our common experiences of family, love, support, and hope in overcoming rejection—especially by social and religious institutions.

Academy Award nominated Straight from the Heart (1994, 24 minutes), explores the complex relationships between parents and their LGBTQ children through simple stories about real people—a police chief, a Mormon couple, and a black woman whose two lesbian daughters have been accused of “catching” their lesbianism from white people. All God's Children , awarded Best Documentary at the National Black Arts Film Festival, addresses stigmatization and alienation of LGBTQ people within the African American community and features Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, and Cornel West. Finally, De Colores (2001, 28 minutes), brings the viewer into the lives of families of gay and lesbian Latin@s as they learn to accept their children in this film; winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at Los Angeles Outfest. A Woman Vision Production

Reviews and Awards

Straight from the Heart:1995 Academy Award Nominee

Straight from the Heart: Finalist 1995 National Short Film Festival

Straight from the Heart: first pro LGBTQ film screened for the U.S. Congress

All God's Children: Best Documentary 1996 National Black Arts Film Festival

All God's Children: Special Merit Award 1996 National Black Programming Consortium

All God's Children: Lambda Liberty Award 1997 Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund

De Colores: Best Documentary Short 2001 Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

De Colores: Best Documentary Short 2001 Los Angeles Outfest

De Colores: Best Documentary Short 2002 New York Independent International Film and Video Festival