Beyond Right and Wrong: a Movie about Forgiveness

By: Antony Hampel

Sometimes life can seem very cruel. And those that hurt us can become symbols of everything that we perceive evil. However, hatred only spawns more hatred, therefore the only real path is that of forgiveness.

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This is the core message that is being put forward by the film Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, and led by a panel highlighted with Kweku Mandela, son of the famous politician and Nobel Prize Winner.

Kweku Mandela

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The movie has quickly spread all around the world, and has raised money for various causes with the assistance of the FilmRaise website, which helps impactful movies like this one showcase their movies globally. Anyone can watch the movie for free, and for each view a donation is made to a charity chosen by the viewer.

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This kind of innovative approach to promotion has allowed to spread the message to different parts of the world, while at the same time allowing anyone to contribute at least a little bit to a good cause, by simply watching a touching movie that any person in the world can relate to.

Everyone endures suffering at some point in their lives, some more than others, but, as the main message that is repeated through the lips of numerous people in the movie helps to realize, no matter how tragic the loss and the suffering, in the end we cannot allow ourselves to become slaves of the past, and have to pave our own path into the future.

The people in the movie found compassion in their hearts even for those who have wronged them terribly and were able to move past the blinding hatred, even though the desire for justice never faded. These people have not only overcame their own emotional barriers, but have actually helped their tormentors get on the path of redemption as well.

When watching the movie, a mental shift is slowly occurring, when you start to realize just how fragile peace can be, and how important are the people who are able to let go of their own pain and start fighting for a higher cause.

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So if you’re looking for a film that can truly impact your own life and your perception of it, go to and watch the movie yourself. You’ll not only be contributing to something good, but might actually get inspired to do big changes in your own life, or even in the life of others.

By: Antony Hampel