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Fambul Tok

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{WORLD PREMIERE SXSW Film Festival, Austin TX}
{WINNER Best Documentary; Fort Myers Film Fesival 2011}
{WINNER Human Spirit Award; Nashville Film Festival 2011}
{HONORABLE MENTION Best Documentary; Nashville Film Festival 2011}
{WINNER Best of Fest; Global Social Change Film Festival 2011}

The family tree bends, but it does not break.

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 of fambul tok (family talk), Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level - succeeding where the international community's post-conflict efforts failed.

We are present in the most intimate of moments - at the bonfire where a rape victim tells her story and pulls her perpetrator out of the crowd to hear his confession and apology; at the dramatic meeting between to previous best friends, the first time they have spoken in 17 years, when a haunted man admits to killing his friend's father; on the country-wide search for a native son who killed 17 members of his own clan, so he could return and apologize for what he has done.

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.

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...in the engrossing Fambul Tok, the staggering nature of the sins in question and the directness with which they're confronted make for something more rock-ribbed than the average do-gooder doc. --John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

The film is beautifully shot, the tenderness, grief and guilt of victims and perpetrators bleed through Terry's frames, blending in the act of forgiveness. --The Jakarta Post

It's photojournalism at is best for there's no artificial light, only the light from the bonfire, and a certain graininess in the film that makes you feel like you're actually there... --Society Hae


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  • Actors: John Caulker
  • Directors: Sara Terry
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: First Run Features
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005CPLM00
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,929 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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