Beyond Belief — Sunday, July 21, 3-5 p.m.
Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, George School, Newtown, PA
This documentary relates the story of Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, two soccer moms living in the suburbs of Boston until the tragedy of September 11 strikes. Rather than turning inwards, grief compels these women to focus on the country where the terrorists who took their husbands’ lives were trained: Afghanistan. Over the course of two years, as they cope with loss and struggle to raise their families as single mothers, these extraordinary women dedicate themselves to empowering Afghan widows whose lives have been ravaged by decades of war, poverty and oppression — factors they consider to be the root causes of terrorism. From the ruins of the World Trade Center to those of Kabul and back, theirs is a journey of personal strength and international reconciliation, and a testament to the vision that peace can be forged — one woman at a time.
This is the second of three films (the last one will be shown Sunday, August 11) that reflect the struggles of ordinary people — their trials and how they have overcome them. Discussion will follow each film.
$5.00/film per family. Beverages and snacks will be for sale.