The Sand Box

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 11 at 6:30pm

In commemoration of Veterans’ Day, SLIFF offers a double bill of films — a narrative and a documentary — that address the devastating effects of PTSD on returning soldiers and their families. Told through the eyes of 10-year-old Finn (Sayeed Shahidi), “The Sand Box” follows the youngster on a difficult journey after his dad (Mark Collier) returns as a changed man from his tour of duty in Iraq. Finn struggles mightily to make things normal again — to restore the family to its former loving state — but his father can’t overcome the memory of a tragic wartime event. His struggles with PTSD ultimately lead to a casualty of war on the homefront.

Free
2016
47 min.

Directed by

Jennifer Kramer

Country

U.S.

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight Race in America: The Black Experience Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

African American Family Issues Mental Health War

Genre

Drama
With subject Andrea Carlile and an intro and post-film discussion with scholar Sara van den Berg (Saint Louis U. professor of English).

Plays on a double bill with "When War Comes Home."

Plays on a double bill with When War Comes Home.