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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.

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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

 

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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 ‘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

Click HERE for Family Stories

(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.

Elena on Veteran’s Day Live! Feb 15

I am excited to be making a radio appearance on Veteran’s Day Live! on Sunday, Feb 15 at 2pm PST.  I’ll be part of their Women Empowerment Show talking about my documentary While Time Stands Still and the issues facing Military and Veteran Families.  Come check it out!

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.