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Memories of a Penitent Heart

Season 30 Episode 6 | 53m 43s

Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo suspected that there was something ugly in her family's past. Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel's death at a time when having AIDS was synonymous with sin. As she searches for Miguel's partner decades later, the film – both a love story and a tribute – is a cautionary tale of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis.

Aired: 07/31/17

Expired: 10/27/17

Rating: NR

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