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.