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28 April, 2014

Beyond Forgiving 'Ideas' on CBC Radio

Beyond Forgiving
Beyond Forgiving

CBC Radio recently told the South African story of reconciliation between Letlapa Mphahlele and Ginn Fourie, subjects of the award-winning documentary Beyond Forgiving.

On April 9, 2014 the show Ideas – hosted by Paul Kennedy – rebroadcast The Long Walk to Freedom at the 20th anniversary of the historic South African post-apartheid elections. First broadcast ten years ago, Phillip Coulter’s documentary records the story of a massacre, and the subsequent reconciliation precipitated by one woman’s act of forgiveness. This same story of a bereaved mother reconciling with the freedom fighter responsible for her daughter’s death, is now told in the film Beyond Forgiving – produced by Initiatives of Change.

Beyond Forgiving has received much acclaim - including awards such as the Gold Award for Inspiration (International Film Festival – Inspiration, Peace and Equality) and the Award of Excellence (International Film Festival – Spirituality Religion, Vision). Marina Cantacuzino – founder of The Forgiveness Project – calls it “A beautifully crafted film about two people’s journey of forgiveness. It gives voice to a humanity born out of intense sorrow, and shows forgiveness as a way of living creatively with the problem of irreversibility.”

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Listen to the CBC Radio broadcast

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