Dan Karslake Films
Film is a powerful way to tell a story. Filmmaker Dan Karslake is widely recognized for his leadership in bringing issues of the LGBTQ community and poverty to life through film and television. He is highly acclaimed and an award-winning producer for his role in In the Life, which aired nationally on PBS. Karslake’s films play a critical role in spreading awareness of some of the largest and most pressing issues of our time. Jane and Tami are proud to support him and his work.
"FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO"
Produced in 2007, For the Bible Tells Me So explores the perceived conflict between homosexuality and Christianity. The film follows religious and politically conservative families with children who have come out as LGBTQ. By interviewing “very normal and insightful people” about their experience of their child coming out as gay, the film offers healing, clarity, and understanding of the perceived and created pressures between the religious right and homosexuality. The impact on family dynamics, social standing, and religious piety are also examined throughout the film.
More information: www.forthebibletellsmeso.org.
“EVERY THREE SECONDS”
Every Three Seconds takes a close look at hunger and extreme poverty in different parts of the world. According to UNICEF, a person dies of starvation every three seconds, typically children under the age of five. The film chronicles five people from countries all over the globe who are making a difference in the wake of this terrible epidemic. The film educates, inspires, and calls to action people to address world hunger.
More information: www.everythreeseconds.net
"FOR WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE DO"
The LGBTQI rights movement has seen great progress over the last few years since FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO was released, but we still have a long way to go. Marriage equality is now the law of the land, and yet some of our most conservative religious communities continue to work against equality in housing, in the workplace and in society based on misinterpretations of their own scripture.
By directly addressing issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, faith and family among Mormons and other conservative Christians, FOR WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE DO will offer healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual or gender identity. This new film delves deeper into the intersection of religious freedom and the religious right and includes additional personal stories from LGBTQI individuals and their families.
More information: www.forweknow.org.