The Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) would like to invite you to a free screening of movie “Once My Mother” directed by Sophia Turkiewicz.
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind Helen’s miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies. With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?
Date and time: 18th October at 2pm
Location: Polish Community Centre “Millennium”, 296 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3178
We are delighted to host the director of the movie – Sophia Turkiewicz, who will answer the audience’s questions after the screening.
Please RSVP by Thursday 16th October to AMCS: 9689 9170