Congratulations to Ginger Gentile on being named FUAN December 2020 Advocate of the Month. Ginger grew up in the Long Island, New York area. She is the Director of Erasing Family documentary. We are fortunate to have her as a FUAN Family Participant and contributor.
Ginger is an activist documentary filmmaker dedicated to addressing ignored issues and shedding light on solutions. The motivation for her activism was suffering from her own parents’ divorce as a teenager and meeting so many “erased” parents with similar stories.
“I hope one day we have a world where schools teach getting along and healthy relationships.”~ Ginger Gentile ~
ERASING FAMILY premiered at Lincoln Center in 2019, where Ginger exposed the trauma children experience when the divorce courts erase a loving parent. This problem affects over 22 million families in the US alone. She crowdfunded over $430,000 for the film. For her work in reuniting families, Ginger was named an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver. She has given talks at SXSW 2019, the Simply Parent Conference, and spoken on numerous podcasts and television shows.
In her short time serving as the Executive Director of the National Parents Organization, Ginger added six new state affiliates and garnered national press attention for the Shared Parenting Report Card. Now, she is directing her fourth documentary with Cora Media.
After graduating from Columbia University, Ginger lived in Argentina for 13 years. She ran San Telmo Productions, whose clients include Nat Geo, A & E, Warner Bros, and Al Gore's Climate Challenge. Her feature directing credits include ERASING DAD (Borrando a Papa', 2014) and GOALS FOR GIRLS (Mujeres con Pelotas, 2014), which follows slum girls fighting to play a sport off-limits to women in Argentina…soccer. Her narrative short, “The Hooker and Transvestite.” won first prize in the Filmaka “Hard Times” contest judged by Werner Herzog, Zak Penn, and Paul Schrader.
After returning to the United States in 2015, the PSA “Erased Mom” that Ginger directed starring Bravo TV personality Tamra Judge received more than 300,000 views in one week. And was featured as a storyline on her television show.
Ginger travels frequently as a public speaker. She is a member of Film Fatales, Alliance for Women Directors, Women in Film (which chose her to be part of the Director Membership Program), and Directores Argentinos Cinimatogra'ficos. You can find her on IMDB.
Ginger says that when she is not making films, she is cooking, biking, swimming in the ocean, and meditating.
We thank Ginger for her contributions and congratulate her on being named FUAN December 2020 Advocate of the Month!