Following the screening, there was a lively discussion with the 100 odd people that made the trip to St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn in the middle of a weekday to see the film. Comments about the strength and courage of the women were frequent, while many people also commented on how surprised they were at the things that they felt they had in common with the women on film. It was heartwarming as ever to hear people, despite their cultural differences and the physical distance that separates them from the women, still connect and have the stories resonate.
At the screening we connected with Joey O’Laughlin and she is going to try to help us take the film to refugee camps in Greece. We hope there will soon be more information to share on that exciting news.
Thank you to Marjolaine Goldsmith, Bryan Doerries, and the rest of the Theater of War team. We were humbled and extremely grateful to be a small part of your tremendous Antigone in Ferguson programme.