The Erasing Family team is the same behind Erasing Dad (Borrando a papá, Argentina 2014), which made family bond obstruction front page news to drive legislative and court reform in Argentina. It combined the story of fathers fighting to see their children with the testimony of professionals who confessed how they do everything to keep families apart in the name of profit. The expose of court corruption and discrimination caused the film to be censored in Argentina, but people distributed the film via DVDs and the internet. The impact was huge: public opinion now fathers separated from their children as victims of institutional violence.
Now used in university programs, this film has also been part of education for judges in the supreme court of Costa Rica and other courts throughout the region. Most importantly, the film reunited families via court decisions and the actions of young people who saw the film and were inspired to reconnect with their parents.
Ginger Gentile, Director: This award winning director grew up in Long Island, New York and graduated from Columbia University. She lived 12 years in Argentina before returning to the US to be closer to her family. Co-director of Erasing Dad and Goals for Girls: a story of women with balls about the fight of slum girls to play soccer in Argentina has been shown in more than 10 international film festivals and acquired by 80 universities. She has directed more than 70 short documentaries and is a member of the Alliance for Women Directors, Film Fatales and Directores Argentinos Cinematográficos. Wants no child to suffer from divorce as she did as a teen. www.imdb.com/name/nm3141234/ www.GingerGentile.com
Gabriel Balanovsky, Producer: Co-director and producer of Goals for Girls, and executive producer for San Telmo Productions and Erasing Dad. Has been fighting to see his daughter for 13 years and encourages other parents suffering to take their sadness and anger and turn it into fire for the movement. When he isn´t producing, he is speaking with other parents who are suffering and educating judges, lawyers and educators. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4234454/ www.GabrielBalanovsky.com
Julie Janata, Executive Producer: Two-time Emmy Award winner, five of her films have been acquired by Showtime, three by PBS, Amazon, Netflix, Sundance Channel and have won more than 25 awards around the world. A member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Janata is committed to diversity in media, both in front of and behind the camera. She is Chair of the Producers Guild Power of Diversity Master Workshop, and promotes female directors as President Emeritus of Alliance of Women Directors. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0417322/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Sandra Fernández Ferreira, Writer: Her first love was writing and directing plays, and she speaks four languages (English, Spanish, German, Catalan), but the awards she won making documentary films shows her change in career has been the correct one. Director of “A Hospital on Rails”, acquired by TV3 and Argentine public television, and co-director of Erasing Dad. Mother of two, desires more equality in child custody. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6709967/
San Telmo Productions: Produced Goals for Girls: a story of women with balls, Erasing Dad, and collaborations with Nat Geo, History Channel, ABC, A&E, HGTV and brands like Nike, GE, Gatorade and LG Electronics. It had the honor of producing a mini-documentary for Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth Climate Challenge. A production company with a heart, using its resources to make high impact documentary films. Based in Buenos Aires Argentina, it regularly collaborates with partners in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Europe and Korea. www.SanTelmoProductions.com
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Dr. Christine Giancarlo, Canadian Advisor, Special Associate Producer: is an applied anthropologist and professor at Mount Royal University since 1992. She is a researcher and author with expertise in child welfare and parental alienation, gender, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural and cross-species relations. She is providing research and vetting of characters for the Canadian portion of Erasing Family, as well as spear-heading fundraising efforts and outreach in Canada. She is a member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting and David Suzuki Foundation and also holds memberships with the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
Joy Moses is a writer and consultant focused on poverty and racial justice. She previously worked with the Poverty and Prosperity program at the Center for American Progress where she managed projects and analyzed federal policy. Joy’s other professional experiences include serving as a staff attorney with both the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is currently on the board of the Washington Council of Lawyers. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University.
Dr. Kiley Hamlin is a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychology and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She is also the Director of the UBC Center for Infant Cognition. Her research focuses on the role of evaluative processes in our everyday cognitions about the world. Dr. Hamlin is also part of the Early Development Research Group, a consortium of five research centers interested in the development of language, learning, and social understanding in infants and children. She is also a member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting. Dr. Kiley Hamlin shared her research in the sold-out event Educating the Heart in the Early Years: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on October 22, 2014 at the University of British Columbia.
Zena Crenshaw-Logal, Esq: As co-founder and Executive Director of National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. a/k/a The Law Project, Crenshaw-Logal has helped challenge every seriously questionable aspect of America’s legal system. These initiatives seeks appropriate, but dramatic expansion of U.S. state and federal judicial accountability. The NJCDLP sponsors the National Forum On Judicial Accountability (NFOJA); JEDI (Judicial Engineering Documented and Impeded), POPULAR (Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored); Theatre for Justice, Opt IN USA, and OAK (Organizations Associating for the Kind of Change America Really Need). She is a graduate of Northwestern School of Law.
Kenya N. Rahmaan is the author of The Child Support Hustle (N.K. Clark) and the Founder of The Reform Child Support NOW! Movement. Kenya began her writing career in 2007. She specializes in child support guidelines and regulations. Kenya is a disabled veteran of the United States Army and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. Kenya is a board member of The Carnell Alexander Foundation and a co-host on The Child Support Hustle radio show. She has had a blog published by NCSEA Rapid Read-Your NCSEA Weekly Connection in 2016 and she plans on continue the fight for child support reform.
Camille Brown is an award-winning filmmaker. She graduated from UCLA’s prestigious Film, Television and Theater School. She made her directorial debut with her documentary A Second Chance at Life narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. The documentary went on to screen at several film festivals winning best documentary. She co-produced the feature film A Perfect Getaway starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich. Camille just completed her feature thriller The Nth Ward, which is about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She is a member of Film Fatales LA Chapter where she met Ginger and is advising on social media and celebrity involvement.
Volunteers in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Argentina, Spain are all working to spread the message of our film.
While Erasing Dad focused on fathers fighting to see their children, Erasing Family will be told from the point of view of children, and show that fathers, mothers, and entire families, are erased by family courts. It will be international in scope and aim to replicate the impact of Erasing Dad on a global scale.