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. 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
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 and help end one of the biggest societal injustices of our times. 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. A production company with a heart, using its resources to make high impact documentary films. www.SanTelmoProductions.com
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.