Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness is a 2012 American documentary film about restorative justice and forgiveness. It is directed by Roger Spottiswoode and Lekha Singh and produced by Lekha Singh and Rebecca Chaiklin. The film depicts victims and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
The film tells the stories of Bassam and Salwa Aramin, Emmanuel Bamporiki, Jo Berry, Robi Damelin, Rami Elhanan and Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Patrick Magee, Richard Moore, Beatrice (Beata) Mukangarambe, and Jean-Baptiste Ntakirutimana. Commentators include Lord John Alderdice, Denis Bradley, Marina Cantacuzino, Bishop John Rucyahana, and Dr. James Smith.
After Conference Calls between Miss Lekha Singh, Rebecca Chaiklin and Madame Sabine Balve, Founder of World Leaders Forum Dubai, Global Movement, we are delighted to become a media partner of Beyond Right and Wrong, Film Project about Reonsilation, Frogiveness and Mediation. Recognition at the UN, 66 General Assembly in New York, America. We are keen to get the film widely viewed and discussed on World Leaders Forum Dubai, Online Platforms, with our Members and more then 200.000 Followers and endorse this documentary as one of the most touching, heartbreaking documentaries about forgiveness!
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Judith Light, Charlize Theron, Hugh Jackman, and Nelson Mandela’s grandson Kweku Mandela Amuah all tweeted about the film.
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RECOGNITION: On 13 September 2012, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon screened the film for the General Assembly in New York. The film was also part of the ‘World Cinema Narrative’ section at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. In 2014, The Huffington Post ran a series of eight articles inspired by the film. Authors included Kweku Mandela Amuah, Judith Light, Jo Berry, and co-director and producer Lekha Singh.
In the stillness after conflict, after the blood dries and the screams fade, the memory of violence transforms survivors into prisoners. How do whole societies recover from devastating conflict? Can survivors live—converse, smile, and even laugh—beside someone who blinded them, killed their parents, or slaughtered their children? Can victims and perpetrators work together to rebuild their lives? This life-changing documentary explores the intersections of justice and forgiveness as survivors heal from these tragedies.
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode and Lekha Singh
Produced by Lekha Singh and Rebecca Chaiklin
Music by David Hirschfelder
Cinematography Robert Adams, Robert Fitzgerald, Tony Hardmon
Edited by Paul Seydor, A.C.E.
Release date October 5, 2012 (USA)
Running time 80 min.