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Searching for Angela Shelton

8/18/2004:   In Searching for Angela Shelton, filmmaker Angela Shelton sets out on a journey to meet every other Angela Shelton in America. Her original intent was to survey the thoughts and perceptions of modern American women. But in the process she discovered that, like herself, 16 out of 32 Angela Sheltons had been raped, beaten, or molested. The making of Searching for Angela Shelton forced the filmmaker to confront her past and then introduced her to herself. CBS's 48 Hours featured a special episode on the making of the documentary, which is now available for sale on both DVD and VHS.

In her own words, "Searching for Angela Shelton has paralleled my journey as a survivor from the moment I drove off into the unknown to meet every Angela Shelton, to the moment I made a commitment to heal myself. I have learned many things, and I have grown a great deal. Every single person I have met through the process of making this film knew someone who was sexually abused. I have received over 20,000 emails from people all over the world--male and female--who were sexually abused, and I receive more every day. This is not about me or my movie or even the Angela Sheltons. This is about our children. One child being abused is not that family's problem or that parent's problem, that is everyone's problem."

If you'd like to order a copy of Searching for Angela Shelton on DVD or VHS, visit www.searchingforangelashelton.com/order. If you'd like more information on Angela Shelton and her work, see www.angelashelton.com.

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