Growing up in Texas, I'd occasionally tag along as my mother translated for doctors and midwives serving the undocumented community. With graceful editing and poignant cinematography, this film shows the increasingly tragic impact of immigration policy on those attempting an undocumented journey to cross the Southwest US border.
This documentary outlined the election of Gene Robinson as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, and the ensuing reaction across the globe. I found it hopeful about the future inclusion of LGBT Christians in the Episcopal/Anglican Church.
I'm a firm believer in the power of individuals to inspire the collective action necessary for social change. Watching this man risk his life not for any tangible gain, but as a statement of freedom, is still the most powerful testament to human dignity and resistance in the face of tyranny I've ever seen.
I will never forget Nayra, a teenage girl murdered in Chihuahua, Mexico, and her family's search for justice in the film “Dual Injustice.” As a mom of daughters, I cannot imagine the nightmare her family has endured and am so inspired by their courageous efforts to bring attention to the issue of feminicide.