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Marine Corps Base hosts Premiere of Documentary Directed by Military Spouse

Filming with Marine Corps family at Twentynine Palms

First day of filming at Marine Corps base Twentynine Palms

On Saturday, May 12 at 1:30pm, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms Sunset Cinemas will host the worldwide theatrical premiere of the military family documentary While Time Stands Still directed by Iraq War Veteran Spouse Elena Miliaresis. This gripping movie tells the story of three military wives during the Iraq War, calling attention to the courage it takes to love a Service Member.

Miliaresis travels to Twentynine Palms, a Marine Corps base in the Mojave Desert, to meet two wives on the eve of their husbands’ combat deployment to Iraq with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines.  Miliaresis opens up about her own experience and follows Brandi Albritton (H&S Company) and Denneny Cochran (India Company), before, during, and after their husbands’ deployments. Through their eyes, the film shows what it takes to survive on the home front during a war. Each day is a psychological game of Russian roulette. Every phone call, every knock on the door can bring of doom. Despite the challenges, these young women find the resilience to grow stronger than they ever thought possible.

While Time Stands Still shows a side of war you haven’t seen thanks to the generosity of the amazing people who shared their stories with me. The women in this film search out ways to help others, to turn lemons into lemonade. I have learned so much from their courage and heart,” said director Elena Miliaresis. “I am grateful to pass on their wisdom, and thrilled to express my gratitude to the community at Twentynine Palms with this special screening.”

This moving film reveals the untold perspective of what it is like to be a family during wartime, and what it takes to put the pieces back together afterwards.

About Elena Miliaresis

Prior to creating the documentary While Time Stands Still, Elena Miliaresis was a producer at ABC News, and E! Entertainment TV. She is the spouse of an Iraq War Veteran who deployed with the 4th Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion in Pasadena. For more information and to obtain a DVD, visit www.MilitaryFamilyDocumentary.com

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Military Family Documentary – Featured on ABC7 Salutes

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Reporter Josh Haskell and Filmmaker Elena Miliaresis

ABC7 Salutes featured the military family documentary While Time Stands Still and Marine Corps wife / filmmaker Elena Miliaresis. The piece that aired on KABC showcased how Miliaresis started work on the film and the impact screenings have had on the community.

 

“I wanted to help other families going through the same thing. I wanted families to know that they weren’t alone. As a filmmaker, I could tell these stories of love and courage.” said Miliaresis

 

While Time Stands Still follows the inspiring journey of three military wives during the Iraq War.

 

 

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The military family documentary While Time Stands Still is a love story that follows the journey of three Marine Corps wives during the Iraq War.
Directed by: Elena Miliaresis
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Military Family Documentary Director on ABC7 Salutes

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Josh Haskell and Filmmaker Elena Miliaresis

The military family documentary While Time Stands Still will be featured on on ABC7 Salutes Friday, February 14 during the 6 o’clock news. Director Elena Miliaresis talked with KABC reporter Josh Haskell about her work to help military families and raise support for the military community through screenings of her film and discussions about the challenges of wartime deployment and how to put the pieces back together afterwards. The film follows the inspiring journey of three wives during the Iraq war.

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Military Family Film on PBS

This Valentine’s Day, tune to PBS: The North Carolina Channel and watch While Time Stands Still, an inspiring story of love in the military.  See what it is like to be a military family during wartime. A must see for everyone who loves someone in the military.

Film about military wives and parents during wartime

Military Families share their stories

Check out the schedule for showtimes

http://www.ncchannel.org/schedule/

If you are not in North Carolina, you can buy a copy of the film at MilitaryFamilyDocumentary.com

http://militaryfamilydocumentary.com/buy-film

 

 

 

 

Military Family Documentary Filmmaker on PBS

Iraq War Veteran Spouse and filmmaker Elena Miliaresis on SOPTV show War and Families.  Miliaresis talks about the expectations families have when their loved ones return from war on PBS.

Gratitude this Memorial Day for all Military & Veteran Families

This Memorial Day, we remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  And we embrace all those still here.

Thank you MILITARY FAMILIES.  This video tribute from the Military Family Documentary While Time Stands Still is for YOU.  Thank YOU!

Family of the Week – Connie

 

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Marine Corps Mom Connie shares what it was like to learn that her son was shot not once, not twice, but on three separate occasions.  The first two times, John was fine.  The third time, John was shot in the head and his recovery took some time.  You can see Connie’s full story in While Time Stands Still.  In this series, she shares some of her techniques for making it through the difficult times.

Military Family ‘My Story’ Series

 

 

Denneny Wave WritingIn making the military family documentary While Time Stands Still, we heard so many amazing stories. We believe these stories must be heard.  Come listen to the inspiring experiences that so many families shared. See our Families of the Week at www.MilitaryFamilyDocumentary.com

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(If you experience difficulties seeing video on mobile devices, please email Info@WhileTimeStandsStill.com)

FREE Screening Military Family Documentary – June 20th

Los Angeles Public Library Presents:

A special FREE screening of the documentary about

Military Families While Time Stands Still 

Followed by a Q&A with

Filmmaker and Iraq War Veteran Spouse Elena Miliaresis

June 20th, 2pm-4pm

Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library

16244 Nordhoff Street

North HillsCA 91343

Phone:  (818) 895-3650

Information about Screening

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