Friday, 11 November, 2016
Saint Louis University is a sponsor of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) and will serve as a venue for a number of film screenings. All events are free and open to the public.
'The Sand Box' will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in the Center for Global Citizenzhip auditorium.
About the film:
Jennifer Kramer, U.S., 2016, 47 mm. In commemoration of Veterans’ Day, SLIFF offers a double bill of films - a narrative and a documentary - that address the devastating effects of PTSD on returning soldiers and their families. Told through the eyes of 10-year-old Finn (Sayeed Shahidi), ‘The Sand Box” follows the youngster on a difficult journey after his dad (Mark Collier) returns as a changed man from his tour of duty in Iraq. Finn struggles mightily to make things normal again - to restore the family to its former loving state - but his father can’t overcome the memory of a tragic wartime event. His struggles with PTSD ultimately lead to a casualty of war on the homefront.