Talking Pictures Film Festival

Talking Pictures Film Festival, Evanston, IL. A capacity audience attends “Prisoner of Her Past,” and one of the most riveting moments occurs during the question-and-answer session that follows. Dr. Mario Venegas, a torture survivor and human rights activist from Chile, stands up to tell his harrowing personal story, bringing the crowd to a hush. He then eloquently relates his own trauma to Sonia Reich’s, comparing how these two individuals have tried to cope with the terrible events they experienced. Dr. Venegas’ story later is told in the documentary film “Beneath the Blindfold.”

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