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Q&A with Mirjam von Arx, director of film Virgin Tales at VIFF 2012

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Published on Nov 2, 2012

Join director Mirjam von Arx for a Q&A session held after the Canadian Premiere of the film Virgin Tales, held at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2012.

For more info, please visit the film's website at:
http://virgintales.com

Virgin Tales film synopsis (courtesy of the film's website)

"Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity! As a counter-​​movement to the attitudes and practices of today's culture, today one in eight girls in the US has vowed to remain "unsoiled" until marriage. But the seven children of the Wilson family, founders of the Purity Ball, take this concept of purity of body and mind one step further; even their first kiss will be at the altar. For two years the filmmakers follow the Wilson's as some of their children prepare for their fairytale vision of romance and marriage and seek out their own prince and princess spouses. In the process, a broader theme emerges: how the religious right is grooming a young generation of virgins to embody an Evangelically-​​grounded Utopia in America."

For more information about the Vancouver International Film Festival please visit their website at:
http://viff.org

Many thanks to Mirjam and the festival for the screening of the film Virgin Tales which I found really interesting and moving.

Q&A was filmed by Geoff Peters http://geoffmobile.com on a Google Nexus S Android phone.

For more videos about arts, culture, and music in Vancouver BC Canada please subscribe to Geoffmobile at: http://youtube.com/geoffmobile

Talk to you later!
Geoff

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