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Film Inquiry Review by Laurie Agard, PhD

Military Family Documentary Film Review

Director Elena Miliaresis’ 92-minute documentary While Time Stands Still is one of my favorite types of film: a low budget indie created by a persistent artist who perseveres through numerous obstacles, overcomes overwhelming odds, and works relentlessly to tell an engrossing and moving story that she is personally passionate about.

While Time Stands Still is also a wonderful example of my other favorite type of film: a positive psychology movie – a film that helps us examine virtues, and makes us think about how we treat other people. Watching positive psychology movies can be an incredibly pleasurable method for personal growth. When I want to deliberately watch a film in order to look for and learn about character strengths, I turn to Niemiec and Wedding’s “Positive Psychology at the Movies” for big-budget film suggestions. As psychologists Niemiac and Wedding write, “Good art is a sacred experience that touches that ‘unspoiled spot’ inside all of us.”

However, I find it increasingly difficult to find guides for low-budget indie films like Miliaresis’ that so effectively show human condition and provide stories and characters that help us think about how we can use our character strengths to connect more deeply with other people and our world. So, as I watched While Time Stands Still I felt elated at the find.

https://www.filminquiry.com/while-time-stands-still-review/

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

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.

ABOUT VETERANS DAY LIVE:

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.

Save the Date – June 20 FREE Screening Military Family Documentary

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If you are in the Los Angeles area

The next FREE screening of the military family documentary While Time Stands Still is

Saturday, June 20th at 2pm

Los Angeles Public Library – Mid Valley Regional Branch

16244 Nordhoff Stree, North Hills CA 91343

818-895-3654

See you there!

Military Family Documentary DVD Release Celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 8th

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Order you copy of this inspiring film TODAY!!!

For the past eight years, Iraq War Veteran Spouse and filmmaker Elena Miliaresis has had one mission: to tell the story of America’s military families during wartime. On May 8th, in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Smiling Sun Productions will release her documentary While Time Stands Still on DVD via MilitaryFamilyDocumentary.com. This inspiring film reveals the untold perspective of what it is like to be a family during wartime.

 

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