UNC Asheville will host a screening of Angela
Shelton's award-winning documentary, "Searching for Angela Shelton,"
at 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, at UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture
Hall. A talk by the filmmaker will follow the screening. The event
is free and open to the public.
In the documentary, Shelton, who was sexually abused by her father,
journeys across the United States meeting other women named Angela
Shelton. She discovers that 24 of the 40 women she spoke to had been
raped, beaten or molested. One particular Angela Shelton lives in
the filmmaker's hometown and tracks sexual predators. In "Finding
Angela Shelton," Shelton confronts her father, realizes how hearing
the stories of others keeps her from harming herself, and receives
aid from people all around the world.
Shelton began her career as a fashion model in Paris and New York
before becoming an actress, writer, filmmaker and speaker. She
co-wrote "Tumbleweeds," which won the 1999 Sundance Film Festival
Filmmakers Trophy and earned an Academy Award nomination and a
Golden Award for Best Actress. Shelton won a 2005 Regional Emmy for
her role as Safe Side Super Chick in "The Safe Side" video series.
She has also been honored with a certificate from the United States
Justice Department for her work on behalf of crime victims. Her
upcoming book, "Finding Angela Shelton: The True Story of One
Woman's Triumph Over Sexual Abuse," was released this month.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Mass Communication
Department at 828/232-5027.