Rekindling the Intellectual, Spiritual, Creative legacy of Christians in Culture

awf_poster_mdDick Staub interviews producer/director Laura Waters Hinson and executive Producers John and Ed Priddy at Sundance/Windrider Forum. As We Forgive is a remarkable story of forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Over a million were murdered (1 in 7 people)> When President Emmanuel Kagame released the murderers they moved back into the neighborhood with the surviving members of the families they victimized. This heartwarming story of gritty forgiveness is the 2008 Gold Winner Student Academy Awards for Best Documentary. It also won awards at Angelus & Heartland Film Festivals. Narrated by Mia Farrow with music from Emmy award winning composers Lenny Williams & Chris Biondo.

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  1. This interview reminded me of a movie released through Film Movement called Daybreak. It’s about a man on death row in an Iranian prison, but he’s had to go back and forth from the execution room several times because the family of his victim didn’t show up for the execution. As it’s portrayed in the film, Islamic law requires that the victim’s family be present at the execution to either condemn or forgive the prisoner. It’s a powerful movie, almost Bressonian except that the characters show emotions.

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