Beneath the Blindfold Screening

Posted on May 9, 2013

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May 9 , 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wellington Avenue United Church for Christ
615 W Wellington Ave

Beneath the Blindfold Screening
WHEN:  Thursday, May 9, 7:30p
Wellington Avenue United Church for Christ
DESCRIPTION: Co-presented by Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, Percolator Films, and Human Rights Watch Chicago. 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.