Published DateLACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library presents the film 'Broken Wings', Monday, June 3 at 6:45 p.m. as part of the International Film Series at the library.
This family story is set in Haifa, Israel. Tragedy strikes, with each dealing with their pain and depression in their own way. Pressure on Dafna, a single parent, to support four children financially and emotionally while dealing with her own grief knows no cultural differences.
Dafna takes to bed for three months and when she finally returns to her job at the maternity hospital, she has little time for her children. Eldest son, Yair drops out of school and adopts a fatalist attitude, shutting out his siblings and girlfriend. His twin sister Maya, a talented musician, is forced to act as a family caregiver at the expense of her musical opportunities. Bullied at school, younger son Ido responds by obsessively filming himself with a video camera and attempting dangerous feats. The baby sister,
Bar, is woefully neglected. Each preoccupied with their own misery, the family is barely a family anymore.
Previous films shown as a part of this series are now displayed on a separate shelf at the Laconia Library as a part of its DVD collection.
The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. This is an R rated movie. Informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided.