".... The circle of stones shows us the face of grief, in particular it shows us the faces of women taking on the public role of mourning with their bodies and their voices. . The film's quiet focus on the intense expression of collective grief reminds us that remembering the past through mourning is a way of making history and that women play a key role in this process."
In 2002, with the help of ETAN Filomena took the film on a tour of the United States and screened it for the U.S. Congress. According to Filomena, she thanked the Congress members for their time, and asked their indulgence to watch the film she brought with her. As the video player began she turned her back and left some of the most powerful people in the world to watch this simple plea for justice. Among the audience who saw the film were Hilary Clinton and Condaleeza Rice. According to Filomena, with tears in her eyes Ms Clinton bent forward to whisper in her ear " I cannot promise, but we will see what we can do". We are still waiting Ms Clinton.
Made purely as an act of friendship for the people of Suai this little film has done some good work, now it can continue via this website.
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