Director/Producer: Martin Doblmeier
The Power of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is at the forefront of scientific research conducted by healthcare specialists ranging from psychiatrists and family therapists to neurologists. Forgiveness is a tenet of the major faith traditions. The intersection of science and religion on the subject of forgiveness is what inspired award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier to spend close to two years producing this documentary on the power of forgiveness.
Doblmeier conducts interviews with a wide range of individuals including, among others, the Reverend James Forbes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Elie Weisel, and Marianne Williamson.
Doblmeier also travels to places such as the 9/11 World Trade Center sight, Northern Ireland, and the Amish countryside to explore in-depth a number of powerful stories of forgiveness. He examines how the scientific community measures the physical and mental benefits of letting go of grief and resentment.
The Power of Forgiveness is a hopeful film, showing, as the filmmaker says, that "...this simple act can how powerful consequences, and may lead to personal and spiritual transformation."