MASU presents: Film Screening and Discussion: Fambol Tok
010 Eggers Hall
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Film Screening and Discussion
Hosted by Sean Reid, Department of Anthropology
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 offambultok(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.
Sponsored by the Maxwell African Scholars Union at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
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