Documentary filmed in stateline debuts at Beloit Film Festival
A documentary with local ties will debut at the Beloit International Film Festival at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, at the Eclipse Center, 1701 Riverside Drive, Beloit, Wis.
Six Million, year, after year, after year was filmed in the stateline area and explores the epidemic of child abuse.
Produced by 13th Tribe Productions and Beloit College film students, Six Million features interviews with professionals from the Carrie Lynn Children’s Center, a children’s advocacy center in Rockford that provides care to children who have been victims of abuse.
The film will explain how to detect signs of abuse and protect the children in their care.
A panel discussion with area community leaders will be presented after the film. Those participating in the discussion include the following: Chief Judge James P. Daley, presiding judge for Rock County Circuit Courts; Judge Janet Holmgren, presiding judge in Winnebago and Boone counties; Dr. Ray Davis, pediatrician, clinical director, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford; Kurt Handrich, pastor at Spirit of Hope in Beloit, Wis.; Dennis LeCaptain, Janesville detective, Care House; Curt Wilson, detective, Loves Park Police Department; Kathy Pomahac, Carrie Lynn Children’s Center; Marisol Tischman, Carrie Lynn Children’s Center; and Kate Zucchi, Carrie Lynn Children’s Center.
Information tables from Care House, Carrie Lynn Children’s Center, MERIT, CASA of Rock County, Spirit of Hope Church, Stateline Pregnancy Center and Central Christian Church will also be featured.
Tickets are $8, plus tax and online fees, and can be purchased online at Beloitfilmfest.org. They can also be purchased at the door (cash only) the evening of the movie.
From the Feb. 15-21, 2012, issue
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