Aitcheson's film selected for Charlotte Film Festival

A video produced by former video producer and television services staff member Marion Aitcheson during a Project Pericles service sabbatical has been selected for the 2007 Charlotte Film Festival. The film was produced in part with Elon Docs, a School of Communications organization run by associate professor Brooke Barnett.

Aitcheson was born and raised in the city of Eisenach during the height of Soviet controlled East Germany. Her early years were spent with loving grandparents until a series of fateful events and family indifference forced her into the care of the East German social system. The experiences she gained from her years in the Children’s Home significantly shaped her life, giving her a unique perspective on the world along with skills and confidence to succeed. After a decade away, Aitcheson returned to the children’s home in Eisenach, Germany where she spent her adolescent years. This documentary explores her bittersweet homecoming, reunites her with old friends and teachers, and brings her face to face with memories of the disintegration of her own family.

The Annual Charlotte Film Festival is committed to bringing to the community the best of independent cinema. This year, the festival gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 6 with an Opening Night Gala and Awards Ceremony, which it will host on the rooftop of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Following that, and before concluding on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9, the festival will screen more than 30 narrative, documentary and international features and short films from all around the globe; many of them world premieres. Attendees will also have access to film-related panel discussions as well as electrifying after parties.


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