The Documentary that Breaks the Silence
In the uplifting and multiple award-winning documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton, filmmaker Angela Shelton drives around the United States surveying other Angela Sheltons. She discovers that 70% of the Angela Sheltons she speaks to are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic violence.
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A Victim Confronts her Abuser
On her journey the filmmaker meets an Angela Shelton who tracks sexual predators and lives in the same town as the filmmaker’s father, who sexually abused her and her siblings for years. Angela Shelton’s survey of women becomes a journey of self-discovery during which she decides to finally confront her own past and her abusive father – on Father’s Day.
The Angela Sheltons complete the journey by teaching the filmmaker about healing, faith and the power of the human spirit, no matter what your name is.
Check Out filmmaker Angela Shelton’s personal website at AngelaShelton.com.
Best Documentary and Audience Awards
2004 Winslow Arizona Film Festival
2004 Austin, TX Film Festival – best independent documentary
2004 Asheville, NC Film Festival – best documentary and audience award
2005 Freedom Cinema Festival in Park City, UT
2005 Sarasota, FL Film Festival
2005 Newport Beach Film Festival – outstanding achievement in filmmaking award
2005 Memphis International Film Festival – best documentary
2005 Sedona Film Festival and Workshop in Sedona, AZ
2005 Sonoma Valley Film Festival – audience award
2005 Boulder, CO Film Festival
2005 Zoie Film Festival – best documentary
2005 Durango, CO Film Festival – audience award
Thank you for visiting this site and for sharing this powerful documentary. It continues to amaze me how this film helps so many and is shared so often. When I set out to make this documentary, I had no idea it would help so many people on their healing path, including myself. Thank you so much for sharing it.