These days I'm surprised if someone working in my field hasn't seen the film The Imam and the Pastor. So fans like me say it's about time we have a sequel. An African Answer is more than that, but take Kofi Annan's word for it: " Peace needs to be deepened. There are no permanent angels or permanent devils in any community. This film is a resource of best practice. It reflects the indomitable spirit of the Kenyan people."
Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye have traveled the world sharing their inspiring true story of interreligious hatred turned to brotherhood. Where they can't be, their film The Imam and the Pastor has spoken for them. And yet there is more! These two Nigerians are expert peace practitioners who teach mediation, negotiation, peacebuilding and other life-saving skills throughout West Africa. When over one thousand people were killed following the disputed elections in Kenya at the end of 2007, the Imam and the Pastor were called to do peacebuilding in the worst-affected district. It is this practical and impactful conflict resolution work that is chronicled in their new film.
Because we know that students and practitioners alike are in great need of successful examples just like these, we celebrate this cinematic release! Bookmark FLT Films and watch for the DVDs coming soon.