Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time| 53mins
Director: Johanna Lunn | Producer: Johanna Lunn
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: Canada
Finding light in the darkness, 'Forgiveness: Stories of Our Time' follows four individuals who have lived through events so painful and horrific they are unimaginable to most of us. Lesley Parrottâ€™s young daughter was stalked, raped, and strangled. Anne Marie Haganâ€™s father was murdered by their next-door neighbor. Alan McBrideâ€™s wife and eight others were killed in an IRA bombing in Belfast. Reverend Julie Nicholsonâ€™s daughter was killed on the London underground in a terrorist bombing in 2004. Through heartfelt interviews and archival footage, these are the stories of men and women as they absorb, cope with and attempt to move beyond brutal events in their lives. In a world wracked by increasing violence and horror, 'Forgiveness: Stories of Our Time' brings hope that there are other possibilities beyond blind revenge and that in forgiving others we can set ourselves free. RealScreen MipTV top pics
"Itâ€™s not just a feel-good story about people learning to rise above, itâ€™s an examination of how, as human beings, we can try to make sense of violent, mindless loss, and how we can respond in other ways than the initial demand for revenge."