About the Film
Through candid interviews and humorous real-life stories, Families Like Yours demystifies LGBT families and their lives, showcasing that they are just as loving, busy, and complicated as any other family. This award-winning documentary follows six families as they attempt to balance work and school, rush kids to sports practice, and deal with diaper duty. From all across the nation and in all different stages of family life, from conception to grandchildren, these families represent a cross-section of the modern American family -- the only difference is that they are LGBT families.
In a world where distinct races, religions, ideologies, and sexualities live side-by-side and have coexisted for centuries despite their differences and ongoing taboos and prejudices, we continue to use outdated constructs. It is incumbent upon us as a thoughtful and mature society to propose the changes so that we can understand and seek to educate current and future generations within a framework of equality, not differentiation.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dk Realizadores, NGLCC, and Wells Fargo underwrote the film’s production. This film screening is sponsored by the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce
About the Directors
Award-winning filmmakers Rodolfo Moro and Marcos Duszczak are the creative teams behind a 2012 parallel film in Argentina, Familias por Igual. The film was widely praised, receiving several prestigious awards that added momentum to Argentina’s LGBT equality movement. The idea for this project came from the need to show a variety of examples that meet a social demand and speak to the basic right to raise a family and to be recognized within the legal realm. The motivating force is an opportunity to change the narrative and facilitate the raising of more children in healthier and more welcoming environments.