Breathtaking short documentary released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

Westminster Chapel and Agape are privileged to be partnering for the UK premiere of the film ‘Unforgivable’ – an award-winning short documentary about the forgiveness and reconciliation that emerged from the genocide in Rwanda.

The screening will take place in the 1000-seater Victorian auditorium of Westminster Chapel, SW1E 6BS, on Friday, 22nd March 2019, at 7.30pm.

‘Unforgivable’ is the story of Alice and Emmanuel; two people on opposing sides during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The film won “Best Short Film” at the 2018 Hill Country Film Festival and is in the official selection for the deadCenter Film Festival.

On April 7th, 1994 in Rwanda, the Hutu majority government committed one of the most heinous genocides in human history. In a span of just 100 days, an estimated 800,000 people were killed: approximately 70% of the Tutsi population. This documentary is set in Summer 2017, Rwanda. Alice is now 45 and is a survivor of the genocide. For years she has lived consumed by pain and hatred. The last thing she ever expected was for her attacker to return to ask for forgiveness.

The screening will feature live Q&A with the film’s Director, Giosue Petrone and Producer, Mary Beth Minnis. The panel will be chaired by representatives from Agape UK and will also include Guy Miller, an experienced pastor and Leader of Commission​ – a movement that works with over a hundred churches around the world​.

Doors will open at 6.45pm for drinks and canapes. The screening will begin at 7.30pm, with the Q&A panel con​cluding at 9pm.

All proceeds from the event will go to ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries): an African-led and African-staffed UK Registered Charity (#1080076) working to develop leaders who reconcile and transform lives affected by conflict and injustice. ALARM are working directly with those featured in the film.

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Tickets can be purchased through: https://unforgivable.eventbrite.co.uk

About the Director and Producer:

This is the first documentary conceived, shot, and produced by director Giosue Petrone

in collaboration with Mary Beth Minnis, executive producer of TOWER. TOWER was the 2016 SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and nominated for a Producers Guild Award and the Peabody Prize.

Giosue Petrone: After working as a film director and editor for various advertising agencies, Giosuè entered the world of film production in 2013. After working on various productions in Italy and abroad, he decided to produce and direct his first documentary, IMPERDONABILE/ UNFORGIVABLE, which has won critical acclaim.

Mary Beth Minnis has dedicated her life to telling stories of hope. She has worked as a producer on documentaries such as RETURN TO MOGADISHU, MAMA RWANDA, IMBA MEANS SING and TOWER. In addition to IMPERDONABILE/UNFORGIVABLE, her next projects include JUMP SHOT ~ The Kenny Sailors Story, and CLARKSTON: The Most Diverse Square Mile.

Westminster Chapel is an evangelical church adhering to the FIEC statement of faith, and a member of Commission – a sphere of churches that is part of the Newfrontiers network. The Chapel has been based in the heart of London since 1840 and longs to see hundred of lives transformed and tens of congregations started.

Agapé is a Christian charity dedicated to addressing the spiritual needs of the UK by helping people to see, hear, understand and be forever changed by the person and claims of Jesus.

Guy Miller splits his time between London (Westminster Chapel) and Bournemouth and regularly travels in his role as Apostolic leader for Commission.