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https://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2019/11/11/20318/

Link to Take Two interview with A Martinez on Take Two for KPCC

https://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2019/11/11/20318/

It was a dream come true to be interviewed about my @milfamdoc on @TakeTwoShow on @KPCC. You see, I have @NPR to thank for planting the seed for my project. A year after my (now) husband returned from Iraq. I heard an #AllThingsConsidered interview which prompted me to read Kristin Henderson’s book about military wives “While They’re at War.” That book began my healing process. And, it made me realize that if a book could help me, I could help others by making a documentary that depicted the experience of families during wartime. As a journalist for @ABCNews and a TV producer (for E! Entertainment), I could be of service by filling that narrative void and bringing to light the story of military family on the home front.

Fast forward and here I am with a gripping, emotional movie where I share my own story as I follow the resilient journey of two #militarywives during the Iraq War. It not only shows the challenges families face during war and what it takes to recover, but also delves into important issues such as postpartum depression and spouse suicidal ideation. It is an inspiring account of individuals seeing a need and filling that need to help others, of finding the strength to keep going in the darkest of times, and rising resiliently.

Now, you can hear the interview on Take Two at about 34:15 into the show.

National Educational Telecommunications Association announcement of Military Family Documentary distribution

NETA to Distribute The Military Family Documentary: While Time Stands Still on PBS

National Educational Telecommunications Association announcement of Military Family Documentary distribution
NETA is distributing the Military Family Documentary: While Time Stands Still on PBS

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/

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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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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Director Elena Miliaresis interview on ABC7 Salutes

military family documentary featured on ABC7

Josh Haskell and Filmmaker Elena Miliaresis

Filmmaker Elena Miliaresis sat down with KABC reporter Josh Haskell to talk about her documentary While Time Stands StillWhile Time Stands Still is the story of what families go through during wartime. The film is an inspiring journey of love and sacrifice, a must-see.

The interview will air Friday, February 16 on KABC on the abc7 Salutes segment on the 6 o’clock news.

Military Family Documentary 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!

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!

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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.

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