9/11 Documentary "In Our Son's Name"
In Our Son's Name"
is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez, whose son's death in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 leads them to question conventional ideas of justice and retribution. Their quest for healing crosses cultural, religious, and national boundaries as they speak out against war in Afghanistan and Iraq, support the defense of Zacarias Moussaoui (convicted of conspiracy in the attack), befriend Moussaoui's mother, A'cha el-Wafi, and find meaning in work with prison inmates. This powerful story of personal courage challenges conventional concepts of justice and healing in the aftermath of violence.
From left to right: A'cha el-Wafi, Orlando and Phyllis Rodriguez"
In Our Son's Name,"
a Lightfoot Films, Inc. production, was directed and produced by Gayla Jamison. Ms. Jamison is raising funds to create a version that can be distributed to organizations interested in screening the film. If your Society is interested in holding a screening of this documentary, please send an email to Gayla Jamison at gayla.jamison[at]att.net.
Learn more about the film at www.inoursonsname.com
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Thank you to Debra Stieglitz of the Westchester Society for spreading the word about this amazing documentary.