Preview Screening: A Mighty Heart
On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl’s world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped in Karachi whilst researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid.
In the face of death, Danny’s spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder in her memoir A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl.
Transcending religion, race and nationality, Mariane demonstrated her courage and desire to rise above the bitterness and hatred that continues to plague this post 9/11 world.
Starring Academy AwardÂ® winner Angelina Jolie (Girl Interrupted) as Mariane Pearl, and Dan Futterman, OscarÂ®-nominated for his Capote screenplay, as Daniel Pearl, A Mighty Heart is directed by Michael Winterbottom (The Road to Guantanamo, A Cock and Bull Story)