Same Difference (2015)

Same Difference is a feature length documentary that presents the lives of two adolescent boys who identify as gay from a young age. Graeme Taylor, now 18 and off to college, grows up and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Joshua Sweeny, Kyle Wentzel (co-director)

Writer:

James Wright (co-writer)
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Cast

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Justin Aaberg Justin Aaberg
Graeme Taylor Graeme Taylor
Dorothy Espelage Dorothy Espelage
Andrew Aaberg Andrew Aaberg
Anthony Aaberg Anthony Aaberg
Shawn Aaberg Shawn Aaberg
Tammy Aaberg Tammy Aaberg
Jefferson Fietek Jefferson Fietek
Jane Taylor Jane Taylor
Kirk Taylor Kirk Taylor
Marianne Taylor Marianne Taylor
Melissa Thompson Melissa Thompson
Liz Winter Liz Winter
Antoine Douaihy Antoine Douaihy
Ryan Lankey Ryan Lankey
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Same Difference is a feature length documentary that presents the lives of two adolescent boys who identify as gay from a young age. Graeme Taylor, now 18 and off to college, grows up and goes to school in a supporting environment that allows him to thrive. Justin Aaberg (1995-2010) unfortunately grows up and goes to a school filled with intolerant backwards policies and scandal. Justin was just one of many teens that took their lives while attending the Anoka-Hennepin School District between 2009-2011. This resulted in state health officials declaring the school district a suicide contagion, leading to a department of justice investigation. The role the school played in these deaths is explored through Jefferson Fietek, the only openly gay teacher in the district at the time. Additionally Mellisa Thompson, a parent in the district, highlights the shortcomings of the school board and the administration. Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D, Dr. Antoine Douaihy M.D., and Dr. Liz Winter PhD, LSW,...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA See more »

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StoweNash See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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