Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.
By Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi – 13th century poet
In the stillness after conflict, after the blood dries and the screams fade, the memory of violence continues to haunt survivors and transforms them into prisoners of their own pain. Is there a way out of such horror? A new film shows us a way to rebuild and regain hope…
Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness is a life-changing documentary that explores the intersections of justice and forgiveness as survivors heal from tragedies. Jo’s father was killed by Pat. Beata’s five children were killed by Emmanuel. Bassam and Rami, a Palestinian and an Israeli, learned to see each other as human after losing their daughters. The film shows what happens after the conflict, after the violence, when survivors and perpetrators work together to rebuild their lives.
The film sparks us to respond to heart-opening questions like these:
- 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?
To learn more, visit beyondrightandwrong.com