Date:  October 4, 2018

Time:  7:00pm

The Marine Film Society and the Marine Community Library are thrilled to announce the first film of the fifth season of the Marine Documentary Film Nights, RISKING LIGHT. *
This award-winning new film premiered at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival this past spring to sell-out crowds. Filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson tells the evocative story of three unimaginable instances of forgiveness from Minneapolis to Cambodia to Australia. Mikkelson explains, “This film redefines what forgiveness is and why it’s critical in our lives, in a way that is entertaining and moving. This kind of inspiration is necessary in these times when we are easily divided and cloistered in our social media bubbles.” The dramatic stories of survivors who chose to forgive create a large vision of what forgiveness is and what is possible if one goes down the difficult path offorgiveness in anyone’s life.
“Risking Light” features the stories of Mary Johnson of Minneapolis, whose son was murdered, Kilong Ung, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge and Debra Hocking, a member of Australia’s Stolen Generations.
Doors open at 6:30.  Light refreshments served.  Admission is Free! In the Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd Street, Marine on Saint Croix.


* Marine Documentary Night is supported by Marine Library Association, and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.