Family Fundamentals: An Arthur Dong Film Directed by Arthur Dong, 2002
... its emotional honesty echoes beyond cultural niches." - New York Press
In FAMILY FUNDMENTALS, award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong displays his rare gift for unflinching impartiality as he delves into the lives of fundamentalist families actively oppose homosexuality, despite the fact that each has gay offspring themselves. Armed with a digital camera as he travels across the United States, Dong introduces these intensely personal stories as metaphors of the ongoing culture wars over homosexuality. Uniquely praised by both conservative and liberal audiences alike for its honest and compassionate explorations of differing viewpoints, the film’s many highlights include a Christian conference advocating reparative therapy to cure homosexuality, heated Congressional and television debates, a fundamentalist support group for parents of gay children, and other heartrending stories that represent a struggle that continues to tear apart families, communities, and the nation.
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12-page Illustrated Booklet with Essay by Award-Winning Journalist/Author Chris Bull; Filmmaker Interview; Deleted Scenes; Interview Extras; Musical Selections; Widescreen Presentation; Resource Guide and Reading List; Historical Timeline; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection