Broken Places

PRESENTED BY: Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
6:30 PM, Thursday, September 26, 2019 PST
Location: Mt Baker (click for map)

CHANGE IN LOCATION: Mt Baker Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hunter Blvd S, Seattle.

This film poses the complex question of why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. To help answer this question, we dug into 40 years of our film archives to update a few of the stories of children growing up in difficult circumstances that we filmed decades ago. It turns out that some of these children were so scarred by abuse and neglect that they are now in mental institutions, correctional facilities, or drug rehabilitation centers. A few died prematurely. However, there are others who managed to overcome comparable childhood stress and are now healthy, self-sufficient adults. Viewers are given a unique time-lapse perspective, witnessing how a few of these troubled children evolved into the adults they are today. — from the filmmakers

“Broken Places” is written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg, whose previous productions have won over 150 awards including Emmy, duPont-Columbia, and Peabody awards, as well as two Academy Award nominations.

Doors open at 6:00 for snacks and conversation! Film starts at 6:30.

Special Guests: Speakers from Friends of the Children

Sponsors: South Seattle Climate Action Network Mt Baker Presbyterian Friends of the Children

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Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 1 hr 16 min

Director: Roger Weisberg

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