Victim featured in torture documentary will attend Oak Park screening Feb. 24
Updated: March 22, 2013 6:33AM
OAK PARK — The Oak Park Coalition for Truth & Justice presents a free screening of the film “Beneath the Blindfold: Four Survivors, One Truth — This Should Not Happen To Anyone,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the main Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
The film features several people talking about being tortured, including a nursing home aide from Africa, an actor from Colombia, a U.S. Navy veteran from Chicago and a physician from Guatemala.
Rarely given a voice, they are among the more than 500,000 torture survivors who live in the U.S.
There will be a question-and-answer session after the screening with filmmakers Kathy Berger and Ines Sommer and with Matilde de la Sierra, a torture survivor featured in the film.
Light refreshments will be served.
This film showing is a co-presentation with Percolator Films.
For more information visit beneaththeblindfold.com and opctj-event.org; email email@example.com; call John at (708) 524-1230.