Rehoboth Beach Film Society's On Screen/ In Person series presents "Family Talk"

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Rehoboth Beach Film Society's On Screen/ In Person series presents "Family Talk"

Time: March 10, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Movies at Midway (upstairs screening room)
Street: Rte One
City/Town: Rehoboth Beach
Website or Map:
Phone: 302-645-9095
Event Type: film, screening, and, discussion
Organized By: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2012

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Event Description

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to present a screening of “Family Talk” as a part of the On Screen/In Person tour. The screening will take place at 7:00 pm, Sat, Mar 10, in the upstairs screening at Movies at Midway.


“Family Talk” director Sara Terry will be present to introduce her film. A former magazine freelance writer, Sara Terry made a mid-career transition into photojournalism and documentary photography in the late 1990s. In 2009 she was awarded a 2009 Sundance Documentary Institute grant for “Family Talk”.


This documentary shows how victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war are finding methods of healing in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of “fambul tok” (family talk), Sierra Leoneans continue to build sustainable peace at the grass-roots level, resolving conflict through conversation. As a result, they are succeeding where the international community's efforts failed. Filled with lessons for the West, “Family Talk” explores the depths of a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals, and forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities. [2010, USA, Runtime: 82 min, Sierra Leone, Not rated, in English and Krio with English subtitles]


Following the screening, director Sara Terry will join former Lutheran Pastor Dick Kaufman and Restorative Justice Practitioner Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, JD, MACT, in a discussion about the film. In addition, the audience will be invited to share reactions to the film by participating in a Circle of Dialogue, a forgiveness ceremony shown in the documentary.

Tickets are $4 for Film Society members and $5 for future members. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 302-645-9095, ext 1, or visiting the RBFS office, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.


Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to be selected by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to be a host site for the first year of the On Screen/In person film touring program. The goal of the program is to bring the vision of some of the country’s best independent filmmakers to a broad audience throughout the mid-Atlantic region, especially in communities with limited access to their work. On Screen/In Person will tour six new independent, American films, including animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative work accompanied by the filmmaker. On Screen/In person is made possible by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program and the Delaware Division of the Arts.


The mission of the RBFS is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities. The Film Society sponsors monthly screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 7 -11, 2012).  The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call 645-9095.

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