DENIAL is about electricity, identity, family, and about the many ways we lie to ourselves when faced with overwhelming facts. It is the story of a family coming to terms with hard personal truths against the backdrop of a global crisis.

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"Stunningly well-made...That rare documentary that actually shows us change. People and understandings, as well as climate and sexuality, are represented as fluid - messy and disruptive, but life-giving. This is an eco-film where science and technology, personal and political conflict, humility, love, and aesthetic virtuosity forge unexpected and beautiful alliances." Marguerite Waller, Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside


"Dynamic, passionate...Wrestles with many of the conditions of contemporary human existence...Revealing and well-informed. Viewers should be aware that the dual narrative of this film is a risky personal narrative of gender transition that reaches well beyond the engineering of energy in our lives. The compilation has a deeply intimate beauty while also reaching well beyond the boundaries of traditional energy documentaries."
Dr. Brian Black, Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Penn State Altoona, Editor, Energy and Society


"Compellingly merges our country's refusal to accept the truth of gender's complexity with our denial about climate change and a failed energy system...Themes of transparency, honesty, compromise, and complexity in relation to gender identity/expression and climate change..."
Dr. Katie Hogan, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


"Tells exactly the kind of complex, deeply personal story about climate change we need at this moment. It is about a passionate energy expert/activist and the compromises she makes to move a utility toward more sustainable power generation; it is also about her own gender transition and the compromises she makes to negotiate her identity with her family and professional community. The intersection of these two stories is emotionally and politically powerful: how do we deal with change, with denial, and with the fact that many issues - personal and global - may not ultimately be amenable to compromise?"
Catriona Sandilands, Professor of Environmental Studies, York University


"A moving portrayal of a family in flux set in the context of a larger world in crisis...The film wisely asks, how will we - as individuals, as community members, as a species - adapt to a changing world? It also begs a question not typically found in 'traditional' environmental documentaries: Can more inclusive, dynamic understandings of gender and sexuality lead us to more courageous thinking about how to sustain life on an ailing planet?"
Lauran Whitworth, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, Agnes Scott College

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