From Tracie: -7AM Searching for Angela Shelton

Saturday, May 15, 2010

-7AM Searching for Angela Shelton

In the uplifting and multiple award-winning documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton, filmmaker Angela Shelton drives around the United States surveying other Angela Sheltons. She discovers that 24 out of the 40 Angela Sheltons she speaks to are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic violence.  The number jumped to 28 out of 40 when 4 more Angelas broke their silence after the movie was completed.  On her journey the filmmaker meets an Angela Shelton who tracks sexual predators and lives in the same town as the filmmaker's father, who sexually abused her and her siblings for years.

Angela Shelton's survey of women becomes a journey of self-discovery during which she decides to finally confront her own past and her abusive father - on Father's Day. The Angela Sheltons complete the journey by teaching the filmmaker about healing, faith and the power of the human spirit, no matter what your name is.

The documentary is now used in sex offender treatment programs, crisis center volunteer training programs and in classrooms around the world.

Searching for Angela Shelton can be viewed for free on line at Snag Films and Hulu.


  1. The film that changed my life. Love it!!!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this Tracie. I pray your blog-a-thon reaches many who may be hurting, healing, and looking for support!