Risking Light

Director:  Dawn Mikkelson

Best of Fest at 2018 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

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.

What would you do if given the opportunity to meet the people who destroyed your life?  Three unique journeys lead to a surprising shared destination. 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, the film 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?”

 

Released in 2018
87 minutes
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