My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Losing Our Sons: Am American Tragedy

The Opening Event of the 3rd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival

Losing Our Sons:  An American Tragedy

November 1, 2012, 7:00 PM
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington, Ottawa
Admission:  $20 or with Festival Pass

A searing true story from America’s heartland, Losing Our Sons tells of two American families whose lives intersected through a shattering act of violence. Melvin Bledsoe, a small business owner in Memphis, watched with pride as his son Carlos went to Tennessee State University in Nashville to better his life through education. Daris Long, an ex-Marine, felt honored that his son, Andy, chose to follow in his footsteps by joining the military. But when Carlos Bledsoe murdered Andy Long in Little Rock, Arkansas, both fathers are forced to confront a new kind of American nightmare. As Melvin traced the trail that led Carlos from Nashville to Yemen and then to Little Rock, Daris confronted an American government that seems to be in denial about what happened to his son. This powerful documentary provides a moment of clarity for people who care about their families and their country’s future.

“Heartbreaking and infuriating … an anguished wake-up call.”
    Jeff Jacoby, Columnist, Boston Globe

“Riveting, powerful, educational and a must see for every American”
    Brigitte Gabriel, Founder President of ACT! For America

You can see the complete lineup for the 3rd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival here.


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