Documentary Film Chronicles Good Rising from Ashes of 9/11

| October 1, 2011

Sweet Briar College will present a screening of scenes from “Axis of Good: A Story From 9/11,” a documentary film-in-progress, at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center. Don Goodrich of the Peter M. Goodrich Memorial Foundation also will speak about the foundation’s work in Afghanistan, which is depicted in the documentary.

The foundation honors the memory of Don Goodrich’s son Peter, who was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Don and his late wife, Sally, worked tirelessly in the wake of the attacks to establish the organization and advance its mission. The foundation has worked primarily in the Pashtun provinces of Afghanistan supporting education and addressing the needs of local people. In the United States the organization works with private and public secondary schools and colleges to identify educational opportunities for student exchange.

The preview screening and lecture is part of a campus-wide discussion on “testing tolerance,” a theme underlying academic courses, conversations, public lectures and other events hosted by the College during the 2011-2012 academic year. Admission is free.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (434) 381-6167.

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