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For They Know Not What They Do

2019, Daniel Karslake, USA, 91 min.

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“This should be a contender for Best Documentary at the Oscars. It’s that good.” — QUEERFORTY.COM

“This doc is always thoughtful and tightly edited, and it has an emotional impact that not many docs can equal.” — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“This doc about families loving their LGBTQ+ kids is necessary viewing.” — OUT.COM

“TRIBECA docu sheds light on religion and gender identity in America” — DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

From the director of the acclaimed FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO comes FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO, a new documentary that explores the intersection of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity in current-day America. The arrival of marriage equality was seen by many as the pinnacle achievement of the march toward full equality for LGBTQ people. But for many on the Right, it was the last straw, and their public backlash has been swift, severe and successful. In collaboration with religious conservatives, politicians are invoking both the Bible and the U.S. Constitution in their campaigns for the 'religious freedom' to legally discriminate. By telling the stories of four families struggling with these issues, the film offers healing and understanding to those caught in the crosshairs of scripture, sexuality, and identity. Winner of Audience Awards at Atlanta, Seattle, Ft. Lauderdale, Rochester, Phoenix, and Warsaw Film Festivals. (Description courtesy of First Run Features)

Click here to view a Q&A with Daniel Karslake, director of FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO. Moderated by by Dio Aldridge, Special Assistant to the Dean and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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