(Early, excerpted footage ) Filmmaker-Father Robert Manganelli takes us on a visual, cinematic , exploration into the nature of primal paternal trauma, and the obliterating pain fathers endure following the catastrophic death of a child.
The film brilliantly extrapolates the collective consciousness as a visual threnody. .
Within the crucible of complexity between man, nature, and his role as father in society — and what lies deeply in the shadows of the collective psyche.
Three years in the making, we are pleased to announce the FIRST Documentary feature film of its kind. After the catastrophic loss of his son Gio, http://gioinitiative.org Award winning filmmaker Robert Manganelli takes us on a powerful cinematic journey into the soul of man."We Were Here," is titled
from a note Gio wrote as a child.
By turning his lens onto other bereaved fathers, Manganelli's own map comes into clear focus and leads him to his cinematic purpose - from shattering to mattering.
As you may know making a feature documentary is an expensive process. This film so far has been primarily self funded, with significant support and donations from family and friends.
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Your support is immeasurable in insuring the completion of the film.
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Steve’s daughter Kelsey was murdered by her own mother. For Steve, it’s a life sentence.
WE WERE HERE - A documentary film for theatrical and streaming distribution.