Fri
12

RI International Film Festival FREE Film Screening: CAROLINA, RI: THE HISTORY OF A MILL TOWN

Friday, August 12, 2011

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

CAROLINA, RI: THE HISTORY OF A MILL TOWN, Carla Ricci (2011)

Fire, famine, and flood, and one particularly difficult mill owner, and one social visionary were the challenges that confronted this community. Through oral interviews and historical research these stories make these challenges alive for the viewer placing our contemporary lives into a different perspective.

ADDITIONAL FILM AT PPL:

GOLD STAR CHILDREN, Mitty Griffis Mirrer (2010)

Friday, August 12, 3:00 PM

Gold Star Children is a documentary about America’s children of war: survivors whose mothers or fathers were killed or died while serving our country. The film is a first-person narrative, told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl and adult-children of the Vietnam War who are reaching out to help heal this younger generation of survivors. An intimate look at a unique part of the American story – one that is happening now. Gold Star Children examines the common threads that run through the lives of all children whose father or mother was killed in war. Ultimately, it is about the importance of honoring a person’s story. Today’s generation of Gold Star children is healing with yesterday’s child survivors of war.

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