Memories of a Penitent Heart

Release Date: July 31, 2017  |  Documentary Feature  |  PBS

A documentary about the conflicts between sexuality, religion and family.

Photo Credit: Blackscrackle Films

“‘Memories of a Penitent Heart’ excavates a buried conflict around Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s uncle Miguel, who died at a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin. As she searches for Miguel’s partner decades later, the film — both a love story and a tribute — offers a cautionary tale of how faith can be used and abused in times of crisis.” — PBS POV

When to Watch: Airs on PBS POV on July 31 at 9:00pm.

Take Action: The documentary offers an opportunity to breakdown stigmas by exploring the complex beliefs of people of faith and the impact that their stances on sexuality continue to have on families. LGBTQ rights organizations can host a screening or live tweet during the film’s July 31 premiere to share resources on how families can be supportive of LGBTQ family members and help overcome barriers between faith and acceptance.

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