Caption: Ivars Andrew Pelecis, Credit: Andy Bolex
Image by: Andy Bolex 
Ivars Andrew Pelecis 

Filmmaker Mara Pelecis

From: KFAI
Series: 10,000 Fresh Voices
Length: 05:12

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In 2011, Minnesota filmmaker Mara Pelecis produced a documentary entitled, “Souvenirs—Healing After War.” The film focuses on challenges faced by post-war veterans acclimating back into society, but for Mara, the project became deeply personal. KFAI producer MJ Gilmore spoke to Pelecis about how her journey into filmmaking became an opportunity to document family history and pay homage to her late father, Ivars Andrew Pelecis.

Andybolex_small In 2011, Minnesota filmmaker Mara Pelecis produced a documentary entitled, “Souvenirs—Healing After War.”  The film focuses on challenges faced by post-war veterans acclimating back into society, but for Mara, the project became deeply personal. KFAI producer MJ Gilmore spoke to Pelecis about how her journey into filmmaking became an opportunity to document family history and pay homage to her late father, Ivars Andrew Pelecis.

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In 2011, Minnesota filmmaker Mara Pelecis produced a documentary entitled, “Souvenirs—Healing After War.”  The film focuses on challenges faced by post-war veterans acclimating back into society, but for Mara, the project became deeply personal. KFAI producer MJ Gilmore spoke to Pelecis about how her journey into filmmaking became an opportunity to document family history and pay homage to her late father, Ivars Andrew Pelecis.