Documentary shares story of Utah sibling pianists abused by their father

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The Utah Film Center is spotlighting an important issue this month.

On Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th the film center is showing a film that takes a look at sexual abuse.

The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkness  tells the story of a group of Utah sibling pianists on their way to stardom who are devastated years later by the realization that all three sisters had been sexually abused by their father.

Their story is told through family video, interviews, rehearsals, and performances.

5 Browns Trailer_030218 from Ben Niles on Vimeo.

At the time of this post both screenings are sold out and are wait list only.

Also showing this month is film that addresses several issues including climate change, gender equality, and climate refugees.

Thank You For The Rain will be shown at the Salt Lake City Public Library at 7 p.m. on June 19th.

Here’s more about the film:

Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, uses his camera to capture the life of his family of seven children and their neighbors. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms but also the more human costs: his kids are sent home from school when he can’t pay the fees; men are moving to towns in search for jobs; and family tensions rise. 
When a storm destroys his house, Kisilu starts building a community movement of farmers fighting the impacts of extreme weather. He brings this message of hope all the way to the United Nations Climate Talks in Paris. Here, amid the murky cut and thrust of politics at the biggest environmental show on earth, Kisilu and Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr’s relationship takes on a remarkable twist, shedding a powerful light on the climate justice movement and the vastly different worlds they represent.

For more about these films and other events at the Utah Film Center click here.

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