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Directed by Arthur Dong • 2002 • United States
What happens when religiously conservative Christian parents have children who “become homosexual?” FAMILY FUNDAMENTALS is filmmaker Arthur Dong’s personal attempt to answer that explosive question. Armed with a digital camera, Dong takes viewers into the private and public lives of three families who have responded to gay offspring by actively opposing homosexuality. The film, which never succumbs to easy answers, manages to convey bittersweet humor as well as deep pain over a seemingly intractable issue that continues to tear apart families and the nation.