“My Child” New York Premiere


13th New York Turkish Film Festival

Can Candans My Child at the New York Turkish Film Festival
and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

May 18 at 6:30 pm

Can Candans My Child celebrates its New York premiere on May 18, presented by the New York Turkish Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Post-screening Panel Discussion of familial support of LGBT individuals in cultures where gender issues are not traditionally accepted. Moderator:  Chuck Hadad, Emmy-award-winning Producer of Anderson Cooper 360° at CNN.  [More...]

Can Candan discussed My Child at the 2014 Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival screening of the film.

My Child poster

The documentary follows a courageous and inspiring group of parents in Turkey who have children who identify as LGBT individuals. They have not only gone through the path of accepting their children for who they are, but have also opened up and shared their experiences publicly by forming a support group called LISTAG. In this documentary, parents intimately share their feelings and tell the story of their experiences, redefining what it means to be a family in a conservative society. My Child is a powerful film that challenges social prejudices against LGBT individuals. It was screened at numerous festivals worldwide, including the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival in Germany and the Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival in Greece, and won many awards, including the Best Documentary Audience Award at the Boston Turkish Film Festival.