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We lose our jobs, we face bankruptcy and foreclosure. Some of us are dealing with a divorce, others of us are facing life threatening illnesses such as cancer. Culturally, we see deep political fighting, immigration issues, war, despair and violence. In the face of all this, how can we find the courage to forgive and cause a new realm of possibility, a new conversation?
We want to find out, so we’re making a documentary that will dive into a simple, yet complicated inquiry. The film will include exquisite stories of courageous forgiveness from celebrities, thought leaders, and people whose stories have yet to be told. Just like the one that inspired us to create the film.
A few years ago, a man named Gary received news that his wife Judy and their children, twelve-year-old Alex and nine-year-old Sam were hit by a drunk driver and did not survive. Project: Forgive Producer Shawne Duperon, is a friend of Gary’s. What’s more, the driver turned out to be yet another of Shawne’s family friends, Tom Wellinger.
How do you make sense of this type of tragedy? When looking at Tom from Shawne’s perspective, a conflict appears. On one hand, Tom is a drunk driver who took a family. On the other, Tom is a loving and kind man who made a horrific mistake.
A dilemma and a movie were created in that moment.
The ability to hold two very different perceptions at the same moment is where the breakthroughs lie.
Gary’s ability to forgive Tom, inspired us to examine what we describe as an internal emotional maturity that our planet hasn’t yet experienced. Project: Forgive explores how to hold conflicting thoughts and emotions at the same moment, allowing for miraculous breakthroughs regardless of any circumstance.
International spiritual leaders Sonia Choquette and Master Charles Cannon pledged support for the project and committed to participating in the film. Marianne Williamson’s only word was “Wow.” The national media has taken notice too, from CNN, to ABC, NBC, CBS, Inc. Magazine and countless others. . The world is ready.
The film is a deep inquiry through stories of forgiveness from the forgiver and from the forgiven, stories of success, and stories still in progress. Each of these stories will unveil the power of true forgiveness.
You, too, can play a critical role in the creation of this documentary with your pledge and story of forgiveness.