Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in Lubbock high schools. As Shelby is swept into the fight, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing. When the campaign broadens to include a fight for a gay-straight alliance, Shelby must finally confront her family and a local youth pastor in this coming of age story.
- Marion LipschutzProducer
- Rose RosenblattProducer
Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are partners in Incite Pictures and Cine Qua Non. Prior to making The Education the Shelby Knox, they produced The Trenchcoat Gang for Court TV, about the most successful bank robbers in U.S. history. Their film Live Free or Die, the story of Wayne Goldner, a doctor from Bedford, New Hampshire who was banned from teaching in his children’s schools because he provides abortions, aired on POV in 2000. They have also produced Fatherhood USA, a PBS mini-series exploring contemporary fatherhood, and The Abortion Pill, about the history and controversy over the French drug RU486. In addition to broadcast work they have produced videos for organizations working on a wide range of social issues.