From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion.
RISKING LIGHT is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness. Through the unforgettable stories of Mary Johnson, who grieves a murdered son; Debra Hocking, a victim of government-sanctioned genocide; and Kilong Ung, who survived the terror of the Khmer Rouge, RISKING LIGHT challenges us to examine our own beliefs about forgiveness and ask "What would the world look like if we could learn to forgive one another?"
Filmmaker: Dawn Mikkelson
On Screen / In Person tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the Mid-Atlantic region. Six films are selected annually. Each tour engagement includes a public screening and a discussion period with the visiting filmmaker, and a community activity.
On Screen / In Person is a program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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