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SMOOCH Documentary

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A mother who kisses the cheek of her child’s killer.

A victim of genocide bows in respect to the soldier who oversaw the murder of his parents and sister, as well as his own torture. An Israeli husband kisses his Palestinian wife. These are the stories of SMOOCH, a global documentary and online forgiveness initiative which profiles individuals who have found the humanity in the very persons they thought they could never forgive.

Our team of award-winning documentary filmmakers and photographers will hold free and public “Forgiveness Shoots” around the world, collecting stories on forgiveness, culminating in the forgiver and forgiven giving one another a kiss on the cheek. The resulting film and still images represent people of all nationalities, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, and socio-economic backgrounds to create an archive that showcases our shared humanity and illuminate the power of forgiveness between two people.

Amidst these inspirational moments, stories where the choice not to forgive or struggle to forgive in the future rise to the surface, illuminating the complexity and challenge of forgiveness.

SMOOCH offers hope, healing, and reconciliation to a world in desperate need of understanding and forgiveness.

About

A mother who kisses the cheek of her child’s killer.

A victim of genocide bows in respect to the soldier who oversaw the murder of his parents and sister, as well as his own torture. An Israeli husband kisses his Palestinian wife. These are…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Civic Engagement
  • International Relations
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Victim Support

Location

  • Emergence Pictures
    2375 University Ave. W., Suite 120
    St. Paul, MN 55114

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