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In Our Son's Name Film Viewing
The Search for Peace and Justice in a Post-9/11 World

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 5:30 p.m.
Keating First Auditorium

In Our Son's Name is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, whose son, Greg, died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The film tells the powerful story of how these bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions.

Phyllis and Orlando speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, publicly oppose the invocation of the death penalty against avowed 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, and, in a deeply moving gesture of compassion and solidarity, befriend his mother.

The film mixes in-depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a poignant personal story that invites us to re-consider conventional concepts of justice and healing.

"You cannot help but be impacted by the humility and grace that Phyllis and Orlando show in the face of their son's murder, nor to ask yourself, "Would I be able to do the same?" —Shannon Moroney, restorative justice advocate and author, Through the Glass

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