Creativity for Peace Film and Discussion
Date: Wednesday, November 11 (Veterans day—how appropriate)
Location: THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TO: Inn at Santa Fe, 8376 Cerrillos Road
Beyond Right and Wrong:
Award winning movie based on true stories (52 minutes)
Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m., Chinese Buffet Dinner: 5:30 p.m., Introductions of movie and panel; 6:30 p.m.,7:00 to 8:00 p.m. showing of movie (Film is 52 minutes.), Panel Discussion and Q&A: 8:00 p.m. moderated by former CIR board member, Rob Reider and panel members: Dottie Indyke, Executive Director of CFP (Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Rwandan Genocide) and Tom McDermott, former U.N. official (Troubles in Northern Ireland)
Cost: $45 includes buffet, film and contributions to CIR and CFP
The deadline to reserve for this event is past.
Beyond Right And Wrong is a 2012 American produced award winning documentary film about restorative justice and forgiveness. The film depicts victims and perpetrators of the Rwandan Genocide, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Troubles In Northern Ireland.
Other features of this well made and provocative film include discussions of justice after the Rwandan genocides, of grass roots movements on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides to stop the Israeli occupation, forgiveness issues after the troubles in Northern Ireland, and common cross-national cause and bonds of family and community. Beyond right and wrong is a fascinating title because it captures something of the complex moral ambivalence many of us feel towards forgiveness. It is an uneasy feeling one can have with forgiveness itself that the scales of justice require some sort of balance. That is crime needs to be offset by the right amount of punishment. But forgiveness ignores all of that, which is why it exists beyond right and wrong. What is difficult is the refusal of revenge; that is the refusal to answer back in kind.The film examines powerful stories of ordinary people in Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and Israel/Palestine who have let go of perfectly natural punitive instincts in the name of a better tomorrow—one not trapped by the hatreds of the past.