The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Matthew Tobey

A simple look at the debates regarding sex education in public schools becomes a dramatic journey of self-discovery for a teenage girl in this documentary from directors Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt. Shelby Knox is a young woman who at first sees eye-to-eye with the strict, traditional Christians in her community regarding sexuality's place in her high school. But as she explores the issue as the subject of this film, Shelby begins to question the longheld beliefs that she was brought up with, leading to a drastic difference of opinion with her parents that threatens the fabric of their family.



sex-education, adolescence, crusade, public-school, self-discovery