Broken Heart Land

A film by Jeremy Stulberg and Randy Stulberg
81 minutes, color, USA, 2014
DVD includes: Closed Captions, Chapter Markers, Bonus Scenes

File under: All Films, Civil Rights, Health, HIV/AIDS, Home Video, Homepage, LGBT Studies, New Release

Synopsis

When Zack Harrington, a gay teen from Norman, Oklahoma commits suicide after attending a city council meeting bitterly divided over LBGTQ rights, his conservative family learns how the searing pain of prejudice and misinformation led their son to hide his HIV positive status and forgo treatment. After a divisive political campaign pits his mother, Nancy, against one of the most outspoken anti-gay citizens, her family shares her transformation from private citizens to public advocates for Zack’s legacy.

Reviews

“A compelling new documentary that brings a platform to an important and heartbreaking story, all taking  place in the American heartland.”  James Nichols, The Huffington Post

“It’s easy to take for granted the progress of LGBT rights in America until you see a documentary like ‘Broken Heart Land.’ Haunting.” David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the top 10 Docs at Frameline. A poignant and inspiring documentary.” Gary Kramer, San Francisco Bay Times

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