Beneath the Blindfold
Thursday, May 9, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ
615 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Film Screening with Post-Film Discussion
An event to benefit Marjorie Kovler Center’s services for Survivor of Torture and outreach efforts for Beneath the Blindfold
Where are the voices of torture survivors? In a time when fictionalized accounts in Hollywood films like Zero Dark Thirty dominate the public’s understanding of torture, Beneath the Blindfold reveals the reality of life after torture. Four survivors from around the globe face the psychological and physical fallout from their experience, while going through the daunting steps of building new lives, careers, and relationships. Beneath the Blindfold takes an unflinching look at the consequences of torture through the eyes of survivors while celebrating their ability to regain agency and hope. Produced by Chicago filmmakers Kathy Berger and Ines Sommer, the documentary recently screened on Capitol Hill for members of Congress and their staff.
Seating is limited; pre-purchase is strongly recommended.
Tickets are $12, $15 at the door. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR FOR $15, STARTING AT 6PM.