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As We Forgive

Fifteen years ago in Rwanda, a hundred days of rampant killings left a million dead and a nation shattered to its core by genocide. Today, the people of Rwanda continue on a path toward recovery—a recovery that is largely dependent on acts of forgiveness.

In her new, award-winning film, As We Forgive, Laura Waters Hinson documents these acts of forgiveness. She follows the lives of two women survivors, Rosaria and Chantale, who are asked to forgive the very neighbors who murdered their families.

In telling these stories, Waters Hinson provides powerful insight into the human capacity to make peace and to forgive one's neighbors even the most heinous of crimes.


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In hearing the stories of Rwanda's healing, it's clear through the brutal slaughter has emerged some grace, knowing, a model for moving forward. This film will give me greater understanding of the bits I've read or heard about.

Thanks for the write up

DavidPeters's picture

How can I see the film?

I would love to be able to see this film. How do I get a copy?

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Screenings of As We Forgive

You can contact Laura Waters Hinson.
She can help you put on a screening or purchase a DVD. You may also want to visit to find out how to purchase bricks that will be used in the construction of houses by ex-genocide perpetrators for their victims.

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