Pray Away

Directed by Kristine Stolakis

PRAY AWAY tells the story of the history and continuation of the reparative therapy or "pray the gay away" movement.

Status: In Production

about the team

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KRISTINE STOLAKIS (Director/Producer) is a BAFTA-nominated documentary director and producer. Her directorial debut short WHERE WE STAND (2016), tells the story of Mormon feminists fighting for women’s rights inside their church. It was released by The Atlantic, nominated for a BAFTA, and is currently a Vimeo Staff Pick. Stolakis is also the producer of ATTLA (2018), a feature documentary on legendary Alaska Native dogsled racer George Attla. ATTLA is a co-production of her company Paper Bridge Films and ITVS. Her films have played internationally at Hot Docs, Doc NYC, the United Nations Association Film Festival, the Frontline Club of London, and Outfest among others; been covered by Ms. Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Broadly; and played at the National Gallery of Art and on Alaska Airlines. She has also directed and filmed video content for The New Yorker and Yahoo News. She is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and University of San Francisco, and is the Director of Professional Workshops for the San Francisco chapter of the Video Consortium, an international non-profit community organization of video journalists. She holds an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from New York University. She proudly hails from central New York and North Carolina. PRAY AWAY is her first feature as director.

Jessica Devaney

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