Screening - THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

Time

Date

Location

Admission

4:00pm

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NORTON - PAKARE PAYE ARTS CENTRE

FREE

Directed by Martin Doblmeier
Producers Dan Juday, Adely Schmidt
Country

Ireland, USA (2007)

Running time

Genre

90 mins

Documentary

Synopsis

The film combines character-driven stories of dramatic transgressions with those of more commonplace annoyances, examining the role that forgiveness can play in alleviating the resulting anger and gief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with forgiveness. these stories assure us that there is hope if we are open to seeking it and accepting it.

The film includes stories and intervews with people from many faith traditions: Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel on forgiveness in the Jewish faith; Azim Khamisa on forgiveness and Islam; Rev. James Forbes, pastor emeritus of Riverside Church in New York, on forgiveness from a Christian Perspective. And best-selling author Thomas Moore (Care of the Soul) speaks on forgiveness from a spiritual dimension.