The Power of Forgiveness

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Released 2007

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Director:
Martin Doblmeier
Released:
2007
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The Power of Forgiveness is a 2008 self-help documentary that explores the human struggle to overcome bad experiences and reconciling with the past. Some of the most noted thinkers of today look at this age-old dilemma from many different viewpoints. Director Martin Doblmeier first explores the question from around the world and from various cultures like the Amish living in the peaceful countryside to Northern Ireland where political bloodshed lasted for decades. The film details the research, the psychological studies and physical ailments connected with the issue, as well as the small (everyday insults) to the traumatic (9/11). Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel discusses his own experience with forgiveness after the Nazi atrocities. Author and spiritual speaker, Marianna Williamson discusses the powerful transformations that result from the simple act of forgiveness. Buddhist teacher and author Thich Nhat Hanh discusses how the Eastern religions view the idea of forgiveness. "Care of the Soul" author, Thomas Moore, relates the Christian view.

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Culture, Religion & Spirituality