Are you looking for films to watch that will inspire change in your life? Initiatives of Change produces and disseminates documentary films that inspire change in human motives and behaviour. Our films focus on life changing experiences through personal change and transformation, forgiveness, reconciliation and peace-building. 

Over the past 50 years For the Love of Tomorrow Films, IofC's film production unit, has produced powerful stories. The documentary films explore a variety of topics, includiung faith-based approaches to reconciliation, conflict resolution and peace-building, inter-religious dialogue and cross-cultural encounters, social and cultural renewal after war, economic development and environmental protection.

There is a growing library of DVD’s for purchase and other current Initiatives of Change videos on YouTube. For a list of more DVD titles and for order enquiries please contact us.

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Beyond Forgiving

Beyond ForgivingThis new documentary film depicts the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to their country post-Apartheid. Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphalele form an unlikely pair: a black atheist man and a white Christian woman. One has suffered directly from actions of the other, but both have been victims - and risen beyond their pain. What brings them together is a profound story of tragedy, forgiveness and hope. Being released on DVD in North America in October 2013.
 
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The Imam & the Pastor

Imam and Pastor on YouTubeThis documentary film depicts the astonishing reconciliation process between Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye. It shows their story of conflict and the peace-making initiatives, which have flowed from their relationship. The film, narrated by Rageh Omaar, shows that it is possible for the perpetrators of inter-religious violence to become instigators of peace. It is both a story of forgiveness and a case study of grass-root initiatives in community relations torn apart by conflict.
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An African Answer

An African Answer on YouTubeMore than one thousand people were killed following disputed elections in Kenya at the end of 2007.  Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor Jame Wuye - former militia leaders turned peace-makers from Nigeria - were invited to mediate in the worst-affected district.  This film depicts their dramatic bid to bring healing and reconciliation after death and destruction.
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For the Love of Tomorrow

Cover of For the Love of Tomorrow in 3 languagesThis film is a unique profile of Madame Irène Laure, a member of the French Resistance who, in the rubble of post-war Europe, discovered forgiveness to be a force stronger than hatred. ‘I longed for the total destruction of Germany,’ she recalls, ‘… that it would no longer exist… [but] hatred, whatever the reason for it, is always a factor in causing a new war.’

Irène Laure travelled to Germany shortly after the end of hostilities and spoke of her experience of forgiveness to thousands of people. She was decorated by both the French and German governments for her contribution to the reconciliation of their countries.
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