Award-Winning Local Film About Healing and Forgiveness Premiering at Maine International Film Festival


Please pass along to others in your group or area. Hannah may be happy to arrange for other showings of this film after its premiere in Waterville.


Larry Dansinger

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From: Hannah Ewing <hewing@fambultok.com>
Date: June 29, 2011 9:21:31 AM EDT
Subject: Award-Winning Local Film About Healing and Forgiveness Premiering at Maine International Film Festival

I am working with the new award-winning film, Fambul Tok, a Maine-produced documentary by Catalyst for Peace, which is having its Maine premiere at the upcoming Maine International Film Festival in Waterville on July 16 and 20. Fambul Tok, directed and produced by acclaimed photo-journalist Sara Terry, tells the harrowing yet inspirational story of victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war who come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. 

This film follows Sierra Leoneans as they work to rebuild their communities on their own terms, stepping into the void left by the international community’s attempts at justice. Fambul Tok is filled with stories that will inspire conversation – and self-reflection – about the role of forgiveness, apology, and community in our own lives and society.

We would love to let your constituents know about the chance to see this inspiring film, and to help put the word out.  Please let me know if you might be able to include information about the film in an upcoming blog post, newsletter, events calendar or email update. We also have postcards you could display around town to help us raise awareness. I have included more information about Fambul Tok (including links) below. 

Thanks so much for your help.

All the best,

Hannah


FAMBUL TOK


A Catalyst for Peace Film

Directed and produced by Sara Terry

Maine International Film Festival Screenings:

July 16th at 6:15pm at the Railroad Square Cinema 2

July 20th at 3:30pm at Colby College, Given Auditorium

 

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.


CONNECT WITH FAMBUL TOK:

Fambul Tok on Twitter

Fambul Tok on Facebook

Fambul Tok trailer

Hannah Ewing
Outreach and Screenings Coordinator

Fambultok.com

50 Exchange Street, Third Floor, Portland, Maine 04101
T +1 207-775-2616 | F +1 207-775-2605 |  E  hewing@fambultok.com

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