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IN THIS FAMILY
Director & Producer
Ten years after being outed by his teacher, a gay man revisits raw audio recordings of his Filipino family’s reactions.
What is it like coming out as a gay teen in the Philippines? In a country of traditional Catholic views, coming out is received with disapproval from one’s own family.
Take an intimate look at how one Filipino family reacts to having a gay son. Revisiting unreleased audio recordings of fights from inside his own home, documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario shares his story of being outed by his teacher and dealing with his family’s reaction. Beyond coming out, the film explores how parents learn to embrace their children unconditionally.
In This Family was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards 2018 and won the Loni Ding Award in Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2019, the Juried Prize at the PBS Short Film Film Festival 2020, and the award for Best Short by an LGBTQ+ Filmmaker at the Next Generation Indie Film Awards 2021.
Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 12 Minutes