There are crimes so unspeakably horrendous they seem unforgivable. And yet, some people do manage to forgive. Forgiveness: Stories for Our Time focuses on four individuals who have lived through events so painful and horrific they are unimaginable to most of us.
Lesley Parrott's young daughter was stalked, raped and strangled. Anne Marie Hagan's father was murdered by the next-door neighbour. Alan McBride's wife and eight others were killed in an IRA bombing in Belfast. Reverend Julie Nicholson's daughter was killed on the London underground in an al Queda bombing in 2004.
Through heartfelt interviews, archival footage and images shot by acclaimed cinematographer John Walker, filmmaker Johanna Lunn tells the stories of these characters as they absorb, cope with and attempt to move beyond brutal events in their lives.
Directed by: Johanna Lunn
Producer: Johanna Lunn, Kent Martin
Editor: Michael Greenwood
Cinematography: John Walker
Sound: Alex Salter, Harvey Hyslop
Narrator: Liz Richardson
Wild East Productions Inc. and the National Film Board of Canada
for Our Time
"a ground breaking documentary”
- The Hollywood Reporter
- The Globe and Mail
- Best Mid Length Documentary
at Hot Docs
- Nominated for the Gemini
Donald Brittain Award