June 17, 2019
Gentile’s Forthcoming “Erasing Family” Documentary Focuses on
Devastating Effects of Parental Alienation
National Parents Organization (NPO), a nonprofit with the mission of protecting every child's right to the love and care of both fit parents after separation or divorce, has announced the appointment of Ginger Gentile as its new Deputy Executive Director. Gentile will lead the nonprofit in its efforts to make shared parenting the law nationwide. Currently, just one state, Kentucky, has a true shared parenting law in place.
Gentile is an internationally respected, award-winning film and television director, producer, and speaker. For more than 20 years, she has delivered thought-provoking talks at conferences, universities, political rallies, workshops, and support groups on such topics as divorce, trauma, gender, and personal growth. She believes that in 20 minutes, audiences can shift the way they view a topic and change their actions, creating new scripts for their lives.
She is confident that once people have a better understanding of how the general public supports shared parenting, as evidenced in recent national and major market surveys, that we will see a rapid succession of shared parenting laws pass across the country. She has firsthand experience with family courts depriving children of both loving parents.
“To make shared parenting the law, we knew we needed someone who could take the injustice and the anguish of depriving a fit parent from having equal time with their children and turn it into a movement for family court reform and shared parenting legislation. With her high-profile background in activism, compelling storytelling, and consensus building, we know that Ginger is that person,” said Don Hubin, Executive Committee, NPO.
“In the U.S. alone, more than 22 million parents are being erased from their children’s lives after and separation, and research shows beyond a doubt that the best thing for children is to have equal time with both fit parents,” said Gentile. “If ever there was a problem that needed to be corrected, it’s this one. In my new position at NPO, working with its tens of thousands of supporters, I have every intention of making that a reality.”
Gentile has directed and produced two documentary films that deal with the impact left on parents and children after separation or divorce. “Erasing Dad,” a feature documentary focused on the devastating effects of parental alienation, follows the stories of six fathers in Argentina who fight to recover contact with their children. It was this film that prompted the enactment of joint custody legislation in Argentina.
Told from the child’s point of view, “Erasing Family,” premiering in the fall of 2019, exposes the trauma children suffer when a loving parent is removed from their lives after divorce. Gentile is producing this film with Oscar winner Oscar Bush. In July of 2018, Gentile was named an Architect of Change by former First Lady of California Maria Shriver for her work on “Erasing Family.”
Gentile has worked extensively in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Argentina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University, where she graduated with honors. She is a member of Film Fatales, Alliance for Women Directors, Women in Film, and Directores Argentinos Cinematograficos.
About National Parents Organization
National Parents Organization (NPO) works to ensure that fit and willing parents receive equal time with their children during and after separation and divorce. The nonprofit works to help children enjoy the benefits of having both parents in their lives. Research shows children suffer when one parent is partially or fully removed from a child’s life. This includes issues with mental health and depression, drug addiction, absenteeism from school, legal troubles, gang involvement, and other well documented concerns. For more information visit www.nationalparentsorganization.org.
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