In 1998, the state of Pennsylvania launched a pioneering mediation program in which victims of violent crimes or their family members could meet face-to-face with the perpetrators of their crimes. The program provides an opportunity for survivors to express long-brewing emotions and get answers to questions that have haunted them. It also allows perpetrators to express remorse and attempt to make amends after years of reflection.
Beyond Conviction follows three pairs of survivors and perpetrators as they go through this emotionally intense program. This powerful documentary provides a rare glimpse into the lingering pain, questions and regrets for both sides and reveals the bold and difficult path to redemption and reconciliation.
These stories are part of a revolutionary new approach to criminal justice called
Beyond Conviction offers an eye-opening look into a process that could have far-reaching repercussions for the ways we approach crime, criminal justice and conflict resolution.
Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 7PM
Venue: Casa Frela Gallery, 47 W. 119th Street (Between Lenox and 5th Avenues)
(2/3 Train to W.116th)
Ticket Donation: $10.00 (Includes light meal)
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