AFRICAN FILM SERIES
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.