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The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 June 2005 (USA)
A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.
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Credited cast:
Yvonne Caudillo Yvonne Caudillo ... Self
Shelby Knox Shelby Knox ... Self
Rene Maquilleur Rene Maquilleur ... Self (as Rene Caudillo)
Amanda Noble Amanda Noble ... Self
Ricky Waite Ricky Waite ... Self
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A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

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Sex, Lies & Education

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Documentary

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knowledge is power!

Perhaps we could all take a moment to look back to when we were fifteen years old. What were we like? How did we fill our free time? It's doubtful that many can attest to being involved in real world politics in the fashion shown in the documentary "The Education of Shelby Knox". The film follows an intelligent, young Southern Baptist (Shelby Knox) for four years as she and a youth-run organization work to allow their Lubbock, Texas schools to teach sex education beyond the mere chillingly brief words of 'abstinence only'. These youth come from a strict, conservative town that just happens to have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. It is truly inspiring to watch Shelby while she struggles to overcome the bureaucracy that plagues lawmakers and citizens alike, as she begins to question the foundation of her belief system, and as she blossoms into a strong, convicted woman with a mission. This is a reminder to everyone who might take our rights for granted, and who might not realize that as life on earth becomes more complicated some people are still withholding knowledge from the future owners of it.


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21 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Lubbock, Texas, USA

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