Military Family Documentary – Featured on ABC7 Salutes

military family documentary featured on ABC7

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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While Time Stands Still
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
Produced by: Elena Miliaresis



Military Family Documentary Director on ABC7 Salutes

military family documentary featured on ABC7

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

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





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.

Thank YOU to All Military & Veteran Spouses

Thank you MILITARY FAMILIES. Though May is Military Appreciation Month and Friday, May 6th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we are grateful to you every day.  To all Wives, Husbands, Mothers, Fathers, Children, Siblings and all those who love a Service Member, a Veteran, 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

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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

Filmmaker Elena Miliaresis on Veteran’s Day Live June 14

I am excited to be returning for a radio appearance on Veteran’s Day Live! on Sunday, June 14th at 2pm PST.  I’ll be talking about the June 20th screening of my documentary While Time Stands Still and the issues facing Military and Veteran Families.  Tune in! And, call in with questions and comments 323-743-2923.


Hosted By: Retired Veteran’s Vaneric Marshall & Big Dre Veteran’s Day Live is a show dedicated to addressing the needs of many PTSD, substance abuse, homelessness, divorce, family, disintegration-even suicide. So often these veterans suffer alone in self-imposed exile, not knowing where to turn for sensitive answers to their most critical needs, especially for our women of the military. Also designed to help current and former veteran’s families to get the benefits they properly deserved.

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