Fambul Tok (2010)

Truth & Reconciliation / 1h22m / Feature / Documentary

Synopsis

Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time to make peace, face-to-face, in an unprecedented programme 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 grassroots level - leading their own reconciliation process and succeeding where the international community's post-conflict efforts have failed. Filled with lessons for the West, the film 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.

Directed by Sara Terry

Info

Languages
English
Location
Sierra Leone
Produced
Sierra Leone, United States
Regions
West Africa
Fambul Tok