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Fambul Tok

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March 5, 2012 | 7:30 PM | Pollak Theatre

Free Event

Fambul Tok

Director: Sara Terry

Monday, March 5, 2012
at 7:30 p.m.

Pollak Theatre

Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk), Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level–succeeding where the international community's post-conflict efforts failed. Filled with lessons for the West, Fambul Tok explores the depths of a culture that believes that true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals–and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities.


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