Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival


2019 REDI

Director: John Webster
Production: John Webster / JW Documentaries Oy

Themes: forgivenes, loss, importance of mourning, victims of violence, trauma therapy, support

Restorative dialogue (REDI) is a form of trauma therapy for the family members of victims of violent crime. Under specific circumstances it can be beneficial for them to meet the perpetrator – in most cases the murderer – face to face. The most important criteria for this meeting is that the perpetrator should want to ask for forgiveness for the crime.

Major themes in the film are love, loss, the power of asking for forgiveness, and the importance of mourning.


Title in Original Language : 2019 REDI

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