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Documentary Screening from Film Arts Foundation
Date Wednesday August 16
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
YBCA 701 Mission Street at Third
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorBeth Farnham
Film Arts Foundation and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents:

TRUE STORIES: sneak previews of new documentaries

MY CHILD: MOTHERS OF WAR

By Angeliki Giannakopoulos (2005, 94 min.)

When we hear about soldiers and casualties in war, much too often we perceive these human beings merely as statistics. Capturing the words and emotions of the mothers whose sons and daughters are fighting and dying in Iraq, director Angeliki Giannakopoulos puts a human face on these soldiers in this extraordinarily powerful portrait of love, suffering and our common humanity.

These courageous mothers of our country’s soldiers are still mothers of the sons and daughters they’ve raised for nearly two decades. Sons and daughters they raised to play baseball, to go to the prom, to get married and have children of their own, but not to risk their lives…far from home.
MY CHILD explores how these mothers manage to get through each day knowing that bullets could be destroying the “center of their universe.”

And then there are the other mothers. The ones whose children come back in pieces…or not at all. How do they carry on when their precious children return to them, somehow less than when they last saw them…or after the messengers of death, dressed in uniform have shown up at their door?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006, 7:30 PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room, 701 Mission (at 3rd Street) for more info visit http://www.filmarts.org

TRUE STORIES has been voted "BEST PLACE TO SEE NEW DOCUMENTARIES" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2005 Best of the Bay
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 25th, 2006 5:35 PM
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