Voices: Beyond Belief with Waking Lions
With Reception to Follow
USA, 2008, 92 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Womens Issues
With director Beth Murphy in person and reception to follow.
Susan Retik and Patti Quigley are two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until tragedy strikes. Rather than turning inwards, grief compels these women to focus on the country where the terrorists who took their husbands' lives were trained: Afghanistan. Over the course of two years, as they cope with loss and struggle to raise their families as single mothers, these extraordinary women dedicate themselves to empowering Afghan widows whose lives have been ravaged by decades of war, poverty and oppression—factors they consider to be the root causes of terrorism. From the ruins of the World Trade Center to those of Kabul and back, theirs is a journey of personal strength and international reconciliation, and a testament to the vision that peace can be forged... one woman at a time.
DIRECTOR: Beth Murphy
The following short films will screen before this film...
Q&A with Shannon Galpin and filmmaker Allison Otto to Follow!
is a short film about Mountain2Mountain and founder Shannon Galpin's ground-breaking mountain bike ride through Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley. Premieres March 2011 at the Denver Film Society's Voices, a festiva... more