Town Square

Post a New Topic

Beyond the Call opening Dec. 1

Original post made by Gloria Schulz on Nov 18, 2006

A unique documentary that was recently screened at the UN Association Film Festival @ Stanford will be opening at the Landmark Embarcadero in SF on Dec. 1, and if it does well will go nationwide. This movie is about 3 ex-military men who place themselves at risk to deliver medical and humanitartian assistance to people in war-torn areas of the world. The footage shows some of the most spectacular but remote regions of the world, and was filmed by the creators of the Academy Award nominated Genghis Blues. The stars have been described as a cross between Mother Theresa and Indiana Jones, who are just as funny as they are inspiring. After having an opportunity to meet the filmmaker and one of the stars, I have started exploring how I can assist in the mission by donating unused but opened supplies that can no longer be used in the intensive care unit where I work to be resterilized and sent on these missions. Anyone wishing to meet the filmmaker and Ed Artis (one of the men featured in this film) should consider attending one of the opening weekend evening screenings at which they will be available to answer questions. The stars' motto is "Doing good while having high adventure", and they really seem to succeed in this regard.

Comments

There are no comments yet, please share yours below.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 51 comments | 2,134 views

Custom pizza joint on its way to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 1,914 views

"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,235 views

I Spy
By Cheryl Bac | 6 comments | 1,112 views

The Cinderella ride
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 843 views