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Teach Your Children Well
A Film about Homophobia and School Violence

Narrated by
Lily Tomlin

Directed by
Gary Takesian

Produced by
Gary Takesian and Roz Esposito

Co-Produced by
Steven Roche

Every school day thousands of young people who identify as either lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender face harassment, bullying, and even violence for simply being who they are.

The documentary film Teach Your Children Well focuses its attention on the challenging issues of homophobia and violence in our schools as directed against our L-G-B-T youth. Our primary desire with this project is to change the consciousness that leads our children to commit acts of violence, by teaching acceptance and respect for the right of others to be who they are.

It is our intention that the message of this film expands beyond theaters and film festivals, reaching into the areas where these aggressive behaviors take place: our schools, churches, homes and neighborhoods.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” And you can be part of that change by supporting this film project with your tax deductable donation to the International Documentary Association, in-care of Teach Your Children Well.

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View our trailer:





E N D O R S E M E N T S


Robin Voss - An executive producer and co-creator of the
award winning documentary feature, For the Bible Tells Me So




Ann Walker - "LaVonda" on the LOGO TV Series Sordid Lives






Some of the people we have interviewed for the film:

• Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., 23rd Congressional District
• Jay Smith, Exec. Director, Ventura County Rainbow Alliance
• Steve Elson, Ph.D., Exec. Director, Casa Pacifica Foster Home
• Rev. Sunshine Daye, United Centers for Spiritual Living
• Leslia Wolf, School Teacher
• Vicki Murphy, Dir. of Development, Casa Pacifica Foster Home
• Kevin Geary, School Teacher
• Dr. Kimberly Woods, Educator, Former Exec. Director, The Center-Long Beach
• Judy Chiasson, Ph.D., Diversity Coordinator, L.A. Unified School. Dist.
• Nelson Erias, Gay Teen
• Alexendra Penn, Founder, Champions Against Bullying
• Leigh Rachel Faith, Dir. of Operations, Champions Aganst Bullying
Eliza Byard, Exec. Director, G.L.S.E.N
Thomas Krever, Exec. Director, Hetrick-Martin Institute
Lillian Rivera, Asst. Director, Health & Wellness, Hetrick-Martin Institute
Arny Zabarain, High School Student
Matthew Agostini, High School Student
Julia Nicole Boone, High School Student
Beatriz Henrique, High School Student
• Theresa Nolan, Exec. Director, Green Chimney Children Services
• Erin Padula, Green Chimney Children Services
• Wendy Walsh, Mother of Suicide Victim, Seth Walsh







YOUR TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATONS ARE INVITED

The film is currently in post-production. You can help us offset production costs and
bring this important message to the screen via your tax deductable donation.

Online donations to Teach Your Children Well can be made directly by credit/debit cards
through the International Documentary Association, a non-profit 501(c)3
organization that works to promote documentary filmmaking.


MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION


Donations by check should be made out to: International Documentary Association,
and please write TYCW in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to:

Left Coast Flix
375 Redondo Ave. #150
Long Beach, CA 90814


For further information on this film project please contact us: