Fambul Tok: Film Review
Director Sara Terry brings a career's worth of journalism experience to this assured filmmaking debut that examines John Caulker's Fambul Tok organization, which addresses the deep wounds created by a decade of civil war in Sierra Leone.
AUSTIN — The healing power of forgiveness may sound like a syrupy or pie-in-the-sky subject for a documentary. But in the engrossing Fambul Tok, the staggering nature of the sins in question and the directness with which they're confronted make for something more rock-ribbed than the average do-gooder doc. The film has a shot with a niche theatrical audience and, given smart promotion, could enjoy a broad reach on the small screen.
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