by GREG KING
One of the films screening at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is the intimate and moving documentary Sons And Mothers. It tracks the Mens Ensemble Theatre group in Sydney as it works with a group of mentally handicapped men to rehearse and stage a show that acts as a love letter to their mothers. Director Christopher Houghton uses a verite style to observe the process over the course of 18 months. There are candid and moving interviews with some of the men and their mothers, who reveal heartbreaking stories about their journey.
For his Movies At Dusk program, Greg spoke to Christopher Houghton about the making of the film:
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