Registration and Check-In
Opens at 4:00 pm
Registration and check-in will open at 4:00 pm on Monday, November 11, 2019 and run until 6:00 pm.
Sponsors and Exhibitors Area
Open Starting at 4:00 pm.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Broken Places, the 33rd documentary from Emmy winner Roger Weisberg, poses the complex question of why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. To help answer this question, Roger and his team dug into 40 years of their film archives to update a few of the stories of children growing up in difficult circumstances that were filmed decades ago. It turns out that some of these children were so scarred by abuse and neglect that they are now in mental institutions, correctional facilities, or drug rehabilitation centers. A few died prematurely. However, there are others who managed to overcome comparable childhood stress and are now healthy, self-sufficient adults. Viewers are given a unique time-lapse perspective, witnessing how a few of these troubled children evolved into the adults they are today.
Broken Places is written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg, whose previous productions have won over a hundred and fifty awards including Emmy, duPont-Columbia, and Peabody awards, as well as two Academy Award nominations.
More information on this documentary can be found on their website here.