Amnesty – Meaningful Movies

Canfan 28 May 2014

Join us for a special screening of the eye-opening documentary ‘Once My Mother’.

When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind Helen’s miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies.

With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?

When: Tuesday June 03 2014 7:30 PM
Where: 3 Kingsley Street (Opposite Toad hall), Canberra, ACT.
More information:

Amnesty would love to see as many faces as possible at this event, and we welcome those game to help power our pedal powered projector! For more information and to RSVP please check out the event page here.

Don’t forget to come suitably dressed if you would like to do some light pedalling to help run our projector!

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