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Forgiveness: Stories for Our Time

Forgiveness: Stories for Our Time

| 53 min

This feature-length documentary focuses on four individuals who have lived through painful and horrific events but have managed to find the ability to forgive. Lesley Parrott, Anne Marie Hagan, Alan McBride, and Reverend Julie Nicholson have all lost family members through violent crimes and are trying to absorb, cope with, and move past it. In a world wracked by increasing violence and horror, the film brings hope that there are other possibilities beyond blind revenge; that in forgiving others we can set ourselves free.

  • writer
    Johanna Lunn
  • director
    Johanna Lunn
  • producer
    Johanna Lunn
    Kent Martin
  • cinematographer
    John Walker
  • sound recordist
    Alex Salter
    Harvey Hyslop
  • picture editor
    Michael Greenwood
  • creative consultant
    John Walker
  • participant
    Anne Marie Hagan
    Alan McBride
    Julie Nicholson
    Lesley Parrott
  • narrator
    Liz Richardson
  • production coordinator
    Donna Gabriel
  • camera assistant
    Robin L.P. Bain
    Anna Carrington
    Mark O'Neill
  • production assistant
    Shayla Howell
    Clare Richards
    Phil Simms
  • post-production
    Power Post
  • post-production coordinator
    Christopher Fost
  • online editor
    Doug Woods
  • colourist
    Doug Woods
  • assistant on-line editor
    Chris MacIntosh
  • re-recording mixer
    Allan Scarth
  • sound effects designer
    Brian Power
  • dialogue editor
    Bob Melanson
  • production consultant
    Howard Hutton
  • attorney
    Christine Hirschfeld
  • accounting
    Marilyn Hicks
  • executive producer
    Johanna Lunn


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