IN OUR SON’S NAME (IOSN)/ EN NOMBRE DE NUESTRO HIJO is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, co- founders of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, whose son, Greg, died with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions. They speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, publicly oppose the death penalty of avowed 9/11 conspirator, Zacarias Moussaoui, and befriend his mother. As their search for meaning evolves they speak out against anti-Muslim actions and find peace in working with prison inmates. The film also features Talat Hamdani, whose heroic son, Mohammad Salman, perished rescuing others yet he was wrongly deemed a suspect due to his Muslim faith. The award-winning film mixes in- depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a deeply personal story that invites us to re-consider conventional concepts of justice and healing.
In Our Son’s Name also can be shown with Spanish subtitles: En Nombre de Nuestro Hijo. With this version we will be able to reach broader audiences to spread our message of nonviolence and reconciliation.
PT members, Terry Greene, Ari Radcliffe-Greene and Mary Lenihan, will be at the screening to present the film and answer questions. This event is not open to the public.