Gold Star Children

Director(s): Mitty Griffis Mirrer
Country: United States
Language: In English
Documentary | 2013 | 58 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Emotional effects of losing a parent.)

This documentary directed by Rhode Island’s own Mitty Griffis Mirrer, a gold star child herself, takes an intimate look at American children who have lost a parent to war. The film follows the parallel journeys of two generations of grieving children:. Recent war orphans, who’ve lost parents serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia, learn to heal alongside the now adult-child survivors of the Vietnam War. “Gold Star Children” gives meaning and shape to how America understands those who sacrifice in service to their country and the children and families they leave behind. National news channel CNN aired this film, which has been screened at festivals nationwide.

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