Jonathan Skurnik

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Creating Gender Inclusive Schools
The school brought in the staff of Gender Spectrum to provide training for teachers and administrators as well as an age-appropriate curriculum for students. During this step, everyone involved was empowered to look at their own personal confusion, bias and…
The Thick Dark Fog - Reclaiming Native American Identity
Walter Littlemoon is a 69-year-old Lakota man born and raised in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. At the age of five, he was removed from his family to attend a Federal government boarding school where his culture, language and spirituality were…
Becoming Johanna - The Journey of a Transgender Teen
When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive. How does it…
A Day's Work, A Day's Pay - Welfare-to-Work 
When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight back, demanding programs that will actually help them move off of welfare and…
I'm Just Anneke - Accepting a Gender Non-conforming Child
Anneke is 12. She loves ice hockey and has a loving, close-knit family. She's also a hardcore tomboy. Everybody who meets her assumes she's a boy. That makes puberty even harder for her than most girls. Anneke's not sure if…
The Family Journey - Raising Gender Nonconforming Children
The Family Journey: Raising Gender Nonconforming Children follows the journey of the parents and siblings of young people who are questioning if they're a boy, a girl, or something in between. What about your thinking needs to change? How does…
Badger Creek - A Portrait of Native Resilience on the Blackfeet Reservation
A documentary portrait of a Blackfeet (Pikuni) family, the Mombergs, who live on the lower Blackfeet Reservation in Montana near the banks of Badger Creek. In addition to running a prosperous ranching business, they practice a traditional Blackfeet cultural lifestyle…
The Elevator Operator - An Immigrant's Experience
Shy and unassuming, Eugene shuttles passengers up and down in a manual elevator while he discusses his work, his emigration from Chernobyl, the joys of fatherhood and his recent US citizenship. In a moment of sadness, he wonders whether leaving…
Spit it Out - A Family's Legacy of Denial
Jeff's father is intolerant of and rageful towards his son's imperfections, while his mother never discusses her own childhood stutter. As a teenager, Jeff turns to alcohol and drugs to mask his shame, and eventually marries an alcoholic who interacts…