Gacaca documentary wins 2008 Student Academy Award

Forgiveness isn’t human. It is divine. (from the trailer)

It was only because I read about the award that I even found out about the documentary “As We Forgive Those“. The documentary covers two widows facing their families’ killer’s and asks “Can survivors truly forgive the killers who destroyed their families? Can the government expect this from its people? And can the church … fit into the process of reconciliation today?” The last bit seems the most poignant to me. I’m not sure this sort of national reconciliation would work at all if it was merely a civic duty. I’m hoping to see this next week.

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