May 21, 2009

>New P.O.V. Documentary on PBS: Beyond Hatred

> A new film Beyond Hatred will air nationally on the PBS documentary program P.O.V. June 30th at 10 PM (please check your local listings).

In September 2002, three skinheads were roaming a park in Rheims, France, looking to "do an Arab," when they settled for a gay man instead. Twenty-nine-year-old François Chenu fought back fiercely, but he was beaten unconscious and thrown into a river, where he drowned.

The acclaimed French verité film Beyond Hatred is the story of the crime's aftermath; above all, of the Chenu family's brave and heartrending struggle to seek justice while trying to make sense of such pointless violence and unbearable loss. With remarkable dignity, they fight to transcend hatred and the inevitable desire for revenge.

You can view the trailer here.

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