As We Forgive

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As We Forgive
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Directed byLaura Waters Hinson
Produced byLaura Waters Hinson
Narrated byMia Farrow
Music byChris Biondo
Lenny Williams
CinematographyKasey Kirby
Edited byLaura Waters Hinson
Running time
53 minutes

As We Forgive is the 2008 student documentary film by Laura Waters Hinson.


The film tells the story of two Rwandan women who come face-to-face with the neighbors who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide, and their personal journeys toward forgiveness. Featuring in-depth interviews with both survivors and murderers, As We Forgive provides an intimate, first-hand view of the encounters between genocide perpetrators and their victims’ families.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gold Winner, Best Documentary, 2008 Student Academy Awards
Audience Choice Award, National Geographic All Roads Film Fest
Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, Angelus Student Film Fest
Winner, Best Film, Fiuggi Family Film Festival, Italy
Official Selection, Seattle Human Rights Film Festival, Amnesty International
Official Selection, Kansas International Film Fest
Official Selection, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Fest
Official Selection, LA Femme Film Fest

Living Bricks campaign[edit]

Filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson recently created a viewer action campaign called the Living Bricks Campaign. The campaign raises funding for repentant ex-genocide prisoners to build housing for survivors in their communities to bring about practical reconciliation. Living Bricks is a partnership with Prison Fellowship International.

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