A New View Film Series Presents: Beyond Right and Wrong
Where: Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall in Butler University’s Robertson Hall
Sadly, no one is immune to the tragedy of losing a loved one whose life is taken violently. How does one recover from such trauma? Does justice heal? Does revenge? Forgiveness? Being human means being capable of anything. We can go to extremes of evil but we can also go the other way by deciding to embrace forgiveness and understanding. It is a need and capability of all humans to address the issues that come with grief, loss, victimization and the desire for justice and revenge. How do we find peace and seek purpose out of loss?
In the stillness after conflict, after the blood dries and the screams fade, the memory of violence transforms survivors into prisoners of their own pain. How do whole societies recover from devastating conflict? Can survivors live—converse, smile, and even laugh—beside someone who blinded them, killed their parents, or murdered their children? Can victims and perpetrators work together to rebuild their lives? This life-changing documentary explores the intersections of justice and forgiveness as survivors heal from these tragedies.
About A New View Film Series:
Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of five films. Each screening will be followed by a discussion of the film lead by Louise Henderson, former Festival Director and Head Documentary Programmer for Heartland Film Festival, now an independent film producer and film festival consultant. The series will take place every other month from August 2015 through April 2016 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. The series is free and open to the public.
Presented and Facilitated by the Desmond Tutu Center, Center for Interfaith Cooperation, and Butler University’s Amnesty International and Center for Faith and Vocation