Sunday April 9th 2006
Over half a million mothers have sent their sons to war since the
tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Some of them have supported their
childs patriotic service and sacrifice with pride, while others have
condemned the war and its cause, angry at those responsible for
sending their loved ones across the world to fight. But all of these
mothersregardless of their political sentiment or affiliationshare a
common connection: the unmistakable longing for their childs safety
and the powerlessness they feel for an inability to protect and
shelter them any longer.
My Child: Mothers of War is a groundbreaking documentary that focuses
entirely on the mothers of our American Soldiers serving in Iraq.
No film has previously delved so deeply into the psyche of the mothers
whose children are serving their country. And through their
testimoniesdiscussing the disconcerting days and sleepless nights,
the ecstatic joy of a phone call or the exultation of a simple
e-mailthe stakes of sending our sons and daughters off to war are
redefined, as are their sacrifices. Mothers of varying backgrounds and
beliefs will have their experiences shared to expose the common thread
of motherhood and sacrifice that serves the backbone of this film.
MOTHERS OF WAR
A groundbreaking documentary about American mothers sending their sons
A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
Sunday April 9th 2006
LAEMMLES FAIRFAX 3
7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048
(on the corner of Fairfax Blvd and Beverly)
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket price: $20.00
Critics are saying:
Angeliki Giannakopouloss My Child: Mothers of War is an ingenious
piece of cinema because of its incredibly simple agenda: to tell
stories of war that we rarely hear, but that are the most common of all.
Terri Nocco, Co-Editor, Euphorix Magazine
Director Angeliki Giannakopoulos took painstaking care not to
politicize the movie. In an era when many documentaries are thinly
disguised polemics, Giannakopoulos tried to balance, frame for frame,
the mothers' political comments.
Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle
Cut to baby pictures of these soldiers. Cut to White House briefings
about the escalating conflict in Iraq. Cut straight to your heart if
you have a child of your own.
Karen Hershenson, Contra Costa Times.
Ms. Giannakopoulos said: "America's heart is bleeding, and America's
heart is the moms of this country -- and they're going through a hard
time right now."
Rick DelVecchio, The Mercury News
TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS AND ON DVD MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND 2006
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