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Altared Lives

Documentary Video
Media Arts Center San Diego & ArcoIris Lounge (Colored Lens Project)

Part I (Part 2-4 below)

A social-issue documentary conceptualized and produced by queer youth of color and allies that explores religion, family, culture, and sexuality. Using powerful imagery shot in San Diego and Tijuana, the video features five youth who faced the challenges of coming out in conservative, religious families, as well as their triumph as they  came to accept themselves and find their own spirituality. The video also includes a theologian's alternative views on Christianity and homosexuality.

Youth Producers: Erik Carballar, Erica Kermani, Kristina Mitchell, Mers Simich, Oscar Velasquez

Public Screenings:
13th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (1st Annual Cine Gay Showcase, Screening and Q&A), 2006
Frameline30, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, 2006
Queer Youth Digital Media Conference, San Diego LGBT Center, 2006
Queer Spirituality Forum, UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center, 2006

© Erica Kermani 2022