"Acceptance starts at home"
A young gay Filipino-Canadian artist, Jay Cabalu along with his sister Joella travel from Vancouver, Canada to Oakland, California to Manila, Philippines to meet their other queer relatives. While Jay creates a new collage art work in his studio, he reflects on his journey and its impact on his struggle with being gay and Roman Catholic.
It Runs in the Family is an intimate exploration on acceptance and what the modern queer family can be in the Filipino diaspora.
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Canadian Premiere: ReelOut 17 Queer Film + Video Festival, Kingston, ON, 31Jan2016
US Premiere: Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Seattle, WA, 20Feb2016
CAAM Fest (Center for Asian American Media), San Francisco, CA 12Mar2016
Honorable Mention, The Loni Ding Award for Social Justice Documentary
Production Company: OUTtv & Meaningful Films Ltd.
Executive Producer: Brad Danks
Producer: Philip Webb
Produced by: Cari Green & Joella Cabalu
Directed and Written by: Joella Cabalu
With participation from:
Wilfredo "Willie" Pasion
Trailer edited by: Alexandra Marriott