About My Child

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What happens when your child comes out to you? My Child is a feature documentary about a very courageous and inspiring group of mothers and fathers in Turkey, who are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender individuals. They have not only gone through the difficult path of accepting their children for who they are, but also have taken the next step to share their experiences with other LGBT families and the public. In My Child seven parents intimately share their experiences with the viewer, as they redefine what it means to be parents, family, and activists in this conservative, homophobic, and trans-phobic society. In Turkish language with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation)

Director Can Candan is scheduled to be present.

Can Candan
Can Candan is a documentary filmmaker and scholar who holds a BA from Hampshire College in film and video and an MFA from Temple University in film and media arts. His films have screened internationally in festivals, conferences, galleries, and on television, and include Boycott Coke (1989), Exodus (1991), Duvarlar Mauern Walls (2000), 3 Hours (2008), and My Child (2013). He has taught film and video courses since 2000 and is currently a faculty member at Bošaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is also a founding member of docIstanbul-Center for Documentary Studies.

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