A moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father's transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon's wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents' marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.
In Profiled racial profiling and police brutality are explored through the stories of black and Latin mothers of unarmed victims of fatal police shootings. Their ordeal was little known outside their communities. Today, with the widely circulated video of Eric Garner on Staten Island, killed in a police officer's chokehold, followed just days later by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the issues and concerns raised by the women resonate across the nation. Demonstrations against police brutality that previously attracted only hundreds of protestors have now swelled to thousands.
A romance novel is likely sold every few seconds. Yes, seconds. Who writes them? Reads them? Models for the covers? Go to India, Japan, Great Britain and right here in the U.S. to find out. Prepare...well...to be unprepared for the outcomes.
As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution. Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore the issue, attempting to answer the question: "How can we prevent sexual exploitation before it happens in the first place?"
Though governments are getting better at prosecuting traffickers and providing aftercare to victims, it is time we begin to ask the question of what lies at the root.
Angy Rivera had two crucial secrets in her life. The first was that she was an undocumented child living with her mother and siblings in New York City for 19 years. That secret was a constant source of fear: If her immigration status was discovered, she could be deported and her family shattered.
The second secret was more tragic: Rivera had been sexually abused by her stepfather from ages 4 to 8, a secret she eventually revealed and which, in the strange world of immigration law, helped her gain the visa she had always desired.