Dear Sirs: Documentary Film Screening with Filmmaker Q&A
Presented by Wyoming Humanities
The Center Theater
June 22 | 6:30 PM
Join us for a screening of the documentary film Dear Sirs followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Director, Mark Pedri, and Producer, Carrie McCarthy.
Film Logline: After discovering an archive detailing the horrifying journey of his grandfather as an American Prisoner of War during World War II, a young man from Wyoming sets out 75 years later to retrace his footsteps across Germany on bicycle, piecing together an untold story in an effort to understand the man who helped raise him.
Dear Sirs tells the story of Wyoming filmmaker, Mark Pedri, who retraces his grandfather Silvio’s journey through WWII as a Prisoner of War (POW). Despite spending nearly every day together for 10 years, Silvio never spoke of this part of his life. It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark found an archive of old photos, letters, and documents detailing Silvio’s journey as a POW in World War II. The discovery inspired Mark to cycle over 500 miles across Europe, following the original Prisoner of War transportation routes, in an effort to tell his grandfather’s story and better understand the man who helped raise him.
More information at DearSirsFilm.com
This event is supported by the Wyoming Humanities Council and Wyoming PBS.
Free to the public.