"THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE" won its second top prize at the 37th WorldFest-Houston, USA, April 2004. The programme won the first prize (Platinum) in the "Religion & Ethic" category.
At the International Festival of Cinema and Religion in Trento, Italy, Oct. 2003 the programme was awarded the Don Silvio Franch Prize for the best film in the Inter-Religious dialogue category.
Muslims and Christians work together to heal the deep wounds, but what does it take to build reconciliation?
From Sierra Leone, those who committed the atrocities and their victims talk about their experience of violence and how they perceived God during the war.
Does God hide when the evil side of man takes over?
In Sierra Leone thousands of people were massacred, had limbs amputated or were forced to fight as child soldiers in a meaningless civil war. Now a fragile peace has come to the country.
Client: Danish Radio TV & Ecumenical Council in Denmark
Duration : 28'40''
Prod. year: 2002/3
"where are you, God? It's something I have often asked myself. But I have learned that the real question is whether I have the courage to look for God in the midst of violence". (Tom Barnet, Lutheran pastor in Sierra Leone).