The Power of Forgiveness


Forgiveness is supporting three films on the topic of love and forgiveness projected for broadcast 2006, 2007 & 2008:

  • Mystery of Love – In popular culture, one type of love – passionate sexual romance – is prized above all.  But there are many kinds of love that give shape and meaning to life.  This film explores real love stories – love in marriage, family, community, science, forgiveness and the search for the divine, friendship, and even war.  Actor, playwright, author Anna Deavere Smith is host of this two-hour special.  The program broadcasts on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) December 13 at 9 p.m. more
  • The Power of Forgiveness – This film examines the power of forgiveness in alleviating anger and grief caused by the most dramatic transgressions imaginable and those that are more commonplace.  Among it subjects the film will feature families of victims from the tragedy of 9/11, and forgiveness education in Northern Ireland, where unforgiveness has been a way of life for generations.  The film is projected to air in 2007.
  • Unforgivable? – This documentary will explore in detail the questions, “Is there any act or atrocity committed against another human being that rises to such a level that it cannot be forgiven?”  The dramatic and moving stories introduce real people who have faced a horrific tragedy and have struggled to find it in their hearts to forgive.  Actor Martin Sheen narrates the film.  The film is projected to air in 2008.