African Film Series @ Monroe County Public Library: Forgiveness


Monroe County Public Library Auditorium


Thursday, April 28, 2011


FORGIVENESS (South Africa; 2005) Ian Gabriel [118 mins] English and Afrikaans Human Rights and Youth Jury Awards, Locarno Film Festival; Best Cinematography, Durban Film Festival

Tertius Coetzee, a former policeman who tortured and murdered ANC activist Daniel Grootboom, has confessed and been granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but he does not feel his guilt has been assuaged.  He travels to the home of his victim’s family in a fishing village on the Western Cape to ask their forgiveness.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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