Thy Will Be Done:
A Transsexual Woman’s
Journey Through Family and Faith


Thy Will Be Done follows Male-to-Female Transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The Church’s conservative groups do not recognize Sara as female and challenge her fitness and eligibility to be a pastor. In addition, it is crucial to Sara’s success that she has support from friends and family. The documentary explores the way in which alternative lifestyles and permanent choices of identity have the power to tear a family completely to pieces, only to bind it back together again, more closely but differently, than it has ever been before.

Thy Will Be Done highlights that point of tension where gender, family relationships and faith intersect as contextualized in the Presbyterian Church in particular, and in the broader religious community in general. At issue is the organized Christian Church, with all its political and financial power, as one of the fiercest battlegrounds for LGBT rights and gender recognition. And as for Sara, she actively seeks not only to participate in the Ministry as an openly transgendered person, but as an activist she seeks to transform a world – spiritual and otherwise – that operates by conventional notions of sex and gender. Sara’s journey weaves an absorbing story of struggle, hope, and the celebration of the human spirit.

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Recent Screenings:

Thur, March 20th at 7:00PM
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel
210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA
Sara Herwig, Jean Southard, and Alice Bouvrie will be in attendance for a Q & A afterward.

Mon, Sept 30th at 7:00pm
Episcopal Divinity School
Brattle Campus, Harvard Square

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of the Eastern Slopes (UUFES)
30 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, N.H.
Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 7:00pm

Unitarian Universalist
First Parish Watertown, MA
Feb 10, 2012 at 7:00pm

Feb 17 – 19: Thy Will Be Done participated in the New Day table at the The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) association’s 3rd annual national educator conference focused on LGBTQIA youth, titled, “Supporting Students ~ Saving Lives. “

Nyack Library
59 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2pm

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
March 13, 2012

International Film Festival South Africa
Nov 1st – Nov 5th, 2011

Lesley University
Marran Theater, Cambridge, MA
October 12, 2011 at 7pm

International Film Festival Australasia
Barossa Valley, Australia
October, 2011

Heart of England International Film Festival
Sept 7 – 18th, 2011

Arlington Robbins Library
May 9, 2011
Arlington, MA

Thurs, Nov 18th, 2011
Cambridge, MA

Cape Ann Cinema
Sunday, Nov 21st, 2011
Gloucester, MA

Long Beach Q Film Festival
Friday, October 8, 2011
The Center
Long Beach, CA

Tall Grass Film Festival
Oct 22 – 24th
Wichita, KS

LesGaiCineMad 2010 - Madrid, Spain
Friday, Oct 29th & Thursday, Nov 4 @ 10:00pm
Lola Bar – Sala de Proyecciones
C/ Reina, 25. Madrid, Espana
Metros: Gran Vía y Banco de España

Ojai Film Festival - Ojai, California
Friday, Nov 5th, 2012 @ 3:30pm
Matilija Auditorium
Saturday, Nov 6th @ 12:30pm
Ojai Art Center

Belmont Studio Cinema
Thursday, Nov 11, 2011 @ 7:30pm
376 Trapelo Road, Belmont

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Funded in part by The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, That All May Freely Serve (TAMFS), The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Arlington Cultural Arts Council, The Open Meadows Foundation.

This program is supported in part by a grant from
the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which
is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council,
a state agency.

Contact Alice Bouvrie at