In This Family
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 received the Loni Ding Award in Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2019.