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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Film and Discussion – ‘Coexist: Can There be Reconciliation after Genocide’

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 4, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Peace Studies Program within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present the Adam Mazo film, “Coexist: Can There be Reconciliation after Genocide,” with discussion to follow. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, on the Boca Raton campus. The event is free with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Mazo will introduce the documentary, followed by a discussion about the challenges faced by victims, perpetrators and survivors of the Rwanda Genocide as they search for ways to live together in the aftermath of mass murder. The film explores the government-sponsored reconciliation workshops, Rwandans struggling with issues of forgiveness, revenge, reconciliation and dialogue, with the goal of fostering and practicing skills for speaking truthfully, listening compassionately and acting to deter violence.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at FAU and the FAU Peace Studies Program. For more information, call 561-297-2929 or email Martha Brown at mbrow114@fau.edu.

-FAU-

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