Forgiveness Conference

March 20 - 24, 2015


Two new, powerful documentaries by four-time Emmy winner John Kastner, NCR: Not Criminally Responsible and Out of Mind, Out of Sight are the starting point for an exploration of the journey to forgiveness when life confronts you with events that seem virtually impossible to forgive. Both films deal with families who are the victims of horrific acts of violence by patients suffering from mental illness. While intellectually they understand at least to some degree that the patients were ill at the time, emotionally their anguish and devastation is so great they must grapple with feelings of anger and even vengeance.  Director Kastner will be on hand to explore forgiveness issues along with Andy and Noella Bouvier, parents of one of the victims; Lisa Ramshaw, a forensic psychiatrist; and Fred Luskin, Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects.