That's a Family!
Divorce, LGBT, Single Parents & More

That's a Family! - Divorce, LGBT, Single Parents & More
Show More

Comments (2)

Anonymous picture

It's nice to hear the children point of view in reference to what they think about family and what is a family.

Debra avatar

It was really fun filming this -- I'd ask the adults in the families to be silent and make space for their children to explain, in their own words, about their family structures. There were a lot of nervous adults!

There's a quote from Adrienne Rich that I read while making this film: ...Read more

Related videos

Joint Custody: A New Kind of Family
three family portraits, this film explores the rewards and difficulties of co-parenting and the complexity of family relationships in today's world. Use as one film or view each part separately. Part 1: Mom's Week/Dad's Week Logistics and legalities of alternate-week parenting Part 2: We're Just Experimenting Shared care of a…
Let's Get Real - Students on Bias & Bullying
With amazing courage and candor, students discuss racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and more. From the youth who are targeted, to the students who pick on them, to those who find the courage to intervene, Let's Get Real examines bullying from the full range of…
It's Still Elementary - Reexamining LGBT Issues in Schools
It's STILL Elementary examines the incredible impact of the groundbreaking original documentary, It's Elementary - Talking About Gay Issues in School. It's a great case study of how documentary filmmaking coupled with a robust grassroots campaign, can literally change the world. IT'S STILL ELEMENTARY follows up with teachers and students…
It's Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School
It's Elementary features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rather than focusing on the debate between adults, though, the film takes the point of view of…
Straightlaced—How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up
With a fearless look at a highly charged subject, Straightlaced unearths how pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. These stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways these expectations connect with culture, race and class.…
Choosing Children - Launching the Lesbian Baby Boom
Being a lesbian no longer means giving up motherhood, thanks in part to the culture-changing impact of this feminist classic. These pioneering lesbian mothers figured out how to bring children into their families while overcoming social and legal hurdles Hailed as a pioneering achievement when it was first released in…
Unlocking the Heart of Adoption - Stories of Adoptees, Birthparents and Adoptive Parents
This film bridges the gap between birth and adoptive families through diverse personal stories of adoptees, birthparents and adoptive parents in same race and transracial adoptions interwoven with the filmmaker's story as a birthmother revealing the enormous complexities in their lives with fascinating historical background.
Find Me - Adopting Children from China
Find Me is a profoundly moving documentary that tells the stories of three families who adopt children from China as well as the stories of those who loved these children first; The biological parents who feel they can't keep their children and the orphanage nannies or foster-families who must say…
Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy) - Adoption From A Child's Perspective
From 2000-2008, China was the leading country for U.S. international adoptions. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese children being raised in the United States. Wo Ai Ni Mommy explores what happens when an older Chinese girl is adopted into an American family. This film reveals the complicated gains and losses…
Parents and Children
Part of the Series: Our Families, Ourselves Series
This lesson explores some of the factors that influence parenting choices, including social class. It also looks at the growing impact of outside-the-home childcare.
Reunification - Memories of Migration
"In a style reminiscent of Chris Marker" (Facets) and praised for its "clear-eyed honesty" (Meredith Monk), this award-winning film gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, family psychology, and personal filmmaking. Director Alvin Tsang reflects for 17 years on his family's migration from Hong Kong to…
Feeling Wanted - A Story About Foster Care
When her great-grandmother becomes ill, Charell, a young African-American girl, is taken to the home of strangers. She does not remember their names or where she lived, but she recalls the abuse and loneliness. She recalls watching her belongings being thrown into trash bags and the lies she has to…