Academy Award

I was invited to a party to celebrate Vivienne Verdon-Roe’s screening of her movie in 1984. I was so excited because I had never gone to a movie screening.

I picked Kathy up about 30  minutes earlier than she had asked me to. I was not someone who was ever on time, let alone early. But, she was ready and we made our way over to the hills of Berkeley.

I was in awe! The screening was at a castle! How awesome is that? Then Robert Blake (Baretta) arrived and I knew this would be a special evening.

There were more than 200 people in attendance who were thrilled to be one of the firsts to seen the Academy award nomination for:

In the Nuclear Shadow: What Can the Children Tell Us?

It was one of my defining moments. It was the first time I became aware of a world outside of my immediate community.

Children are effected by what goes on all around them. When they hear about war on the news or hear adults talking about the bad economy or financial challenges, they take it to heart.

Our children should be kept as innocent as possible as long as possible. Shield them from the harsh realities of the world and help them stay as childlike as possible, as long as you can.

Vivienne Verdon-Roe,┬áDirector: Women – for America