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The Smith Family
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The Smith Family, a documentary film has been selected to premiere the 2002 Season of POV, PBS's nonfiction showcase on June 25, 2002 at 10pm EST. The broadcast is expected to have over 6 million viewers.
The Smiths of Salt Lake City may have America's most common surname, but their story is anything but ordinary. With two boys, a dog, a nice house and a strong commitment to the Mormon Church, Steve and Kim Smith believed they had achieved the American dream. But after nine years of marriage, shattering revelations of betrayal came — enough to test the strongest bonds of faith and love. When Steve confessed to infidelities with men, and they both find they are HIV+, Kim makes an unlikely choice.
The Smith Family is a searing account of a Mormon family's struggle
to preserve family and faith while redefining forgiveness in the faith
of daunting tragedy. Together with their two young sons, they face their
family, their illness and the Mormon Church. Steve's journey in coming
to terms with his homosexuality in relation to his Mormon faith and his
love for his wife and family haunted him his entire life. His efforts
to reconcile his sexuality with both the politics of the church and within
his own personal faith are profound and courageous.
The Smith Family story illuminates powerful issues of family, homosexuality
and religion, and is a compelling portrait of love and forgiveness.
View preview at http://www.pbs.org/pov/2002/