The Power of Forgiveness

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Bellevue
7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 PST
Location: Bellevue, WA (click for map)

“The Power of Forgiveness” is a dramatic documentary that takes an honest look at the intensity of anger and grief that human nature is heir to. It is a collection of seven short stories that profile some of the most dramatic transgressions imaginable along with stories that feel more familiar and manageable to the viewer. It explores the role forgiveness holds in various faith traditions and examines how the scientific community is now measuring the physical and mental benefits of letting go of grief and resentment.

The film includes interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel on forgiveness in the Jewish tradition, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson, and others.  It also includes feature stories on the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland.

The film has aired on most PBS stations. It was also the centerpiece of special events at the United Nations and at Virginia Tech following the tragedy there.


Release Year: 2007

Running Time: 1:18min

Director: Martin Doblmeier