Public invited to free screening of 'Searching for Angela Shelton'

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Searching for Angela Shelton” at 5:30 p.m. April 3, in the Student Union Building auditorium at Penn State Beaver.

Filmmaker Angela Shelton traveled across the country to survey other women with the same name and discovered that 24 out of 40 women had been sexually abused.

On her journey, Shelton meets an Angela Shelton who tracks sexual predators and lives in the same town as the filmmaker’s father, who sexually abused her and her siblings for years. The survey of women becomes a journey of self-discovery during which Shelton decides to confront her own past and her abusive father on Father’s Day. The film includes the women’s discussions of forgiveness, faith and the power of the human spirit.

“Searching for Angela Shelton” won numerous awards, including the 2005 Memphis International Film Festival Award for Best Documentary, the 2005 Sonoma Valley Film Festival Audience Award, the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award and the 2005 Zoie Film Festival Award for Best Documentary.

The program will be presented by the Office of Student Activities in conjunction with the Women’s Center of Beaver County as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. The Women’s Center will also facilitate a post-screening discussion.

For more information, contact Student Activities at or 724-773-3947. To contact the Women’s Center, visit

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Last Updated March 25, 2013