"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)



Tonight on PBS Independent Lens there's a film about reconciliation and forgiveness in the DRC that looks fantastic:
In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost her family and home to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She managed to escape with nine of her ten children, and was eventually resettled in Arizona , where she became a prominent voice for reconciliation, as well as an advocate for other newly arrived immigrants. Over a decade later, she and the daughter who was left behind are reunited in the US , where they must learn to reconcile the past and embrace the future. PUSHING THE ELEPHANT is a joyful, hopeful, moving chronicle of the healing power of forgiveness.PUSHING THE ELEPHANT will be broadcast on Independent Lens on PBS, March 29. To see local listings, click here. To view the trailer for the film, click here.


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