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Fambul Tok (Family Talk) with producer Libby Hoffman and professor Gillian Goslinga

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Documentary Film About the Power of Forgiveness

Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk), Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level – succeeding where the international community’s post-conflict efforts failed. Filled with lessons for the West, this film explores the depths of a culture that believes that true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals – and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities.

Conversation afterward with executive producer Libby Hoffman and anthropology professor Gillian Goslinga.



Thursday, October 24, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States