Are you looking for films to watch that will inspire change in your life? Initiatives of Change produces and disseminates documentary films and training video packages that inspire change in human motives and behaviour. Our films focus on life changing experiences through personal change and transformation, forgiveness, reconciliation and peace-building. 

Over the past 50 years Initiatives of Change has produced documentary films, which explore faith-based approaches to reconciliation, conflict resolution and peace-building, inter-religious dialogue and cross-cultural encounters, social and cultural renewal after war, economic development and environmental protection. Films like The Imam and the Pastor (2006), An African Answer (2010) and Zahra (2011) portray the work of people around the world who took initiatives in all these domains.

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Beyond Forgiving

This documentary film depicts the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to their country post-Apartheid. Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphalele form an unlikely pair: a black atheist man and a white Christian woman. One has suffered directly from actions of the other, but both have been victims - and risen beyond their pain. What brings them together is a profound story of tragedy, forgiveness and hope.
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The Imam & the Pastor

This documentary film depicts the astonishing reconciliation process between Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye. It shows their story of conflict and the peace-making initiatives, which have flowed from their relationship. The film, narrated by Rageh Omaar, shows that it is possible for the perpetrators of inter-religious violence to become instigators of peace.  It is both a story of forgiveness and a case study of grass-root initiatives in community relations torn apart by conflict.
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Two Boys and an Orange

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This training resource is a classic conflict resolution exercise. Working through the metaphor of two boys disputing ownership of an orange, it shows there are many solutions to a conflict and that the best solutions are those that transform the conflict into something from which all affected parties can benefit. 

A training manual is provided for conflict resolution trainers allowing this resource to be used as part of a stand-alone workshop or broader training programme. The sale price includes a licence to use the materials in this way.
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Our films    

Categorisation/Tags:  Documentary Films (D); Training Video Packages (TVP)
Category D: Beyond Forgiving, Zahra - change begins at home, The Imam and the Pastor, An African Answer and For the Love of Tomorrow
Category TVP: Two boys and an orange and The Prisoners Dilemma

 
Zahra Hassan