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1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture is a feature documentary that follows the story of tireless researchers who trace the origins of the anti-gay movement among Christians to a grave mistranslation of the Bible in 1946. It chronicles the discovery of never-before-seen archives at Yale University which unveil astonishing new revelations, and casts significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ prejudice. Featuring commentary from prominent scholars as well as opposing pastors, including the personal stories of the film’s creators, 1946 is at once challenging, enlightening, and inspiring.  


While other documentaries have been successful in their attempt to treat the symptom of homophobia in the church, 1946 is working to diagnose and treat the disease - Biblical Literalism.

Seeking to uncover the origins of the rabid homophobia of the conservative church, a gay seminary scholar and a straight activist make a shocking discovery: In 1946 an erroneous translation of the term homosexual in the Bible that has been weaponized against the LGBTQIA+ community ever since.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States, Canada
  • Premiere
    World Premiere Doc NYC - Audience Award Winner
  • Rating
  • Genre
    Documentary / Politics / Religion / Relationship
  • Subtitle Language
    English, Dutch, French
  • Content Warning
    Church Trauma / LGBTQ+ Discrimination / Suicidal Ideation
  • Awards
    Doc NYC Audience Award Winner 2022 / Cleveland Int'l Film Festival 2023 Audience Award Winner / OUTfest 2023 LA Audience Award Winner
  • Note
    Motion Graphics: www.thisiswex.com
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Sharon Roggio
  • Screenwriter
    Jena Serbu and Jill Woodward
  • Producer
    Jena Serbu, Sharon Roggio
  • Executive Producer
    Daniel Karslake, Todd Silver and Teresa Silver, Sabrina Merage Niam, Drew and Dr. Jun Love Young
  • Co-Producer
    Tyler Eichorist
  • Cast
    Kathy Baldock, Ed Oxford, Pastor Salvatore Roggio, Sharon Roggio, Dr. Trevor W. Thompson, Dr. Angela N. Parker, Dr. Cheryl B. Anderson, Rabbi Steven Greenberg, Rev. David S. Fearon
  • Cinematographer
    Collier Landry / Tyler Eichorist / Samuel Emerson Morgan
  • Editor
    Jill Woodward
  • Animator
    Brian "beee" Bello
  • Composer
    Mary Lambert
  • Music
    Mary Lambert