Fambul Tok: A Film About the Power of Forgiveness
Tue, July 8 at 7pm Only!
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Featuring Q&A with Special Guest from Sierra Leone, Michaela Ashwood, National Coordinator of the Fambul Tok Peace Mothers, and Fambul Tok Volunteer, Sara Waldheim!
Fambul Tok tells the story of healing in post-conflict Sierra Leone through the intimate stories of perpetrators and victims.
Our guide through these stories, and across the landscape of one of the poorest nations in the world, is John Caulker, a Sierra Leonean who has a vision of peace for his country. He is the creator and director of Fambul Tok, an unprecedented grass-roots reconciliation program that brings perpetrators and victims face-to-face in truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies -- an initiative which steps into the void left by failed international efforts to create peace and justice in the wake of the country's eleven-year-long civil war. Caulker believes Fambul Tok is his country's only hope. He has given his life to the program - moving out of his long-time career as a human rights activist and committing himself to the work of a peacebuilder.
Special Bonus Short Film - Sonoma County Premiere:
The Peace Mothers
In the deep healing of apology, forgiveness and reconciliation, Sierra Leone's women are finding their voices and their individual and shared power to heal and lead. This five- minute short features how Sierra Leone Peace Mothers are transforming the Fambul Tok peacemaking process into a peacekeeping approach and building community, civic, participatory governance, educational and economic life for all. Kids Tok Peace Clubs born out of Fambul Tok's peacemaking process are flowering in schools in Sierra Leone, the UK and in the USA.