Searching for Angela Shelton Documentary


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.

Spiritually Healing

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.

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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.

Angela Shelton


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  4. Krystle Bookout says:

    Dear Angela Shelton. Today I saw you on ricci lake. I myself, am not a victim of rape or molestation. I cannot Imagine the hell you went through. You are an incredible woman! You are so beautiful and such an Inspirtation! I haven’t had the chance to see your movie yet but I am looking for it!

  5. Preston G Dodds says:

    I saw Angela on Ricki Lake this morning and thought I’d check out her web sight. I was moved and decided to make it public that I’m one out of the six. Angela due to financial constraints in my life at this moment I cannot order your materials but I plan to purchase them and try a new healing plan. Thank You!

  6. Angela, I have no where to start but just to jump in. I saw the Ricki Lake show this morning and I called my sister and texted her until she woke up to make her watch the show. Her and her twin sister were victims of sexual abuse and a denying mother. I have a very strained relationship with my sisters and now just starting to talk to my one sister as the other is destroying her live with alcohol and abusive relationships and lies. I never really believed my sisters when accusations were made and when my grandmother and grandfather tried to take action that failed. I have hidden and suppressed my feelings and my secrets to this day and coming to realization after a heart to heart talk with my sister and finally coming to grips that we all three suffered from the sexual abuse. Me not so much as I was older and my mother and I hung out alot. This is so screwed up and Im very mad as so much in the past has happened that the healing is hard. When you screamed and screamed after meeting your dad I felt your pain. Raw pain. I can go on and on about stuff and what has happened. Just thank you for this.

  7. I saw you on Ricki Lake as well this morning & myself too was a victim of incest/rape as a child until my early teenage years. By multiple family members. Within the last 3yrs I have come to find out my own daughter was being molested by her brothers says:

    I saw you on Ricki Lake as well this morning & myself too was a victim of incest/rape as a child until my early teenage years. By multiple family members. Within the last 3yrs I have come to find out my own daughter was being molested by her brothers father whom I was engaged to. This has been a very difficult to deal with, there’s a lot more I can say but there’s not enough time. I want to thank you for sharing your story I plan to watch the documentary with my daughter.

  8. chasitty williams says:

    Hi Angela how are u I heard you story I’m 26 and I have five kids i got rapped over six times from the age of five to sixteen I know what you went threw I wish I could talk to some one about mine it still bothers me to this day I have a story for you please write me back so I can share my story with you thank you for sharing yours

  9. Little doubt, secrets are more carefully guarded by institutions when their launch means one’s own demise.

  10. Saw this film, in its entirety, during a training today. It was exhausting. I want to see “Finding Angela Shelton” next. You are worthy of much health, wholeness and happiness.

  11. Hi there
    I really want to watch your documentary.
    Can I see it in the UK on my computer ? I tried accessing through Google play but they say not in my country.
    Many thanks

  12. Its ok, I managed to watch it on SNAG. Thank you so much for sharing such a personal and difficult journey. I hope many people, especially women, have the opportunity to see this. Love your reunion with your brother.

  13. p.s. I felt really good after watching your film, despite it being a challenging watch. Like something has shifted in me! I think its that feeling of not being alone

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