August 10th, 2013

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Unlikely Friends*

Documentary Program

Leslie Neale

Time: 61 Mins. – Country: USA

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Record/Play

Shorts Program #1
Director: Jesse Atlas
Time: 10 Mins. – Country: USA
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The Fifth Stage of Labor

Shorts Program #1
Director: Cynthia Lubow
Time: 9 Mins. – Country: USA
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Mine is Mine

Shorts Program #1

Director: Kyle Bowe

Time: 19 Mins. – Country: USA

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A Life With Asperger’s

Shorts Program #1
Director: Jaime Ekkens

Time: 4 Mins. – Country: USA

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Safety

Shorts Program #1
Director: Rory Uphold

Time: 12 Mins. – Country: USA

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Tears At Dawn

Shorts Program #1
Director: Jordan Kerfeld

Time: 13 Mins. – Country: USA

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Vanished

Shorts Program #2
Director: Simon Beckman

Time: 12 Mins. – Country: USA
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Breaking Character

Shorts Program #2
Director: Brett Wagner
Time: 11 Mins. – Country: USA
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Grape

Shorts Program #2
Director: Brett Wagner

Time: 29 Mins. – Country: USA
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Geist

Shorts Program #2
Director: Justen Lander

Time: 16 Mins. – Country: USA
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In Lieu of Flowers

Feature Film Program
Director: William Savage

Time: 92 Mins. – Country: USA
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This program is presented by Newfilmmakers LA in partnership with Unify. International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. International Forgiveness Day is dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide.

Following the film will be a Q&A with Leslie Neale, Johnathan Human and Varda Hardy as well as a special presentation of ForgiveOne.

Johnathan Human traveled the world determined to see reality for what it really is. In ForgiveOne, he reveals how the power of forgiveness can unite us all.

Unlikely Friends Synopsis

 

The documentary, “Unlikely Friends” explores how the power of forgiveness between victim and perpetrator can affect change within the criminal justice system by paving roads to reconciliation and rehabilitation.

These victims of horrific crimes seek forgiveness out of an individual need for healing. Surprisingly, these stories reveal that in that effort, they come to recognize their human connection to the perpetrator of the crime, which unexpectedly leads them into friendship. Both individuals then experience the transformational power of forgiveness, and both benefit from this remarkable and to many, unfathomable connection.

From award-winning filmmaker, Leslie Neale, these extraordinary stories will reveal a deeper understanding of the human need for healing through forgiveness in cases of violent crime and how this powerful act could have a positive effect on the penal system and all of society.