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Risking Light

Produced by Miranda Wilson

Videos

Official Trailer

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc, Minorities, Religion, Social Issues, and Human Interest
Synopsis

From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion.

RISKING LIGHT is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness. Through the unforgettable stories of Mary Johnson, who grieves a murdered son; Debra Hocking, a victim of government-sanctioned genocide; and Kilong Ung, who survived the terror of the Khmer Rouge, RISKING LIGHT challenges us to examine our own beliefs about forgiveness and ask “What would the world look like if we could learn to forgive one another?”

Stage
finished
Running time
87 minutes

Credits

  • Dawn Mikkelson ... Director, Producer, Editor
  • Peter Rhodes ... Editor
  • Miranda Wilson ... Producer
  • Matt Ehling ... DOP, Associate Producer, Color Correction
  • Emma Paine ... DOP (Sydney, Australia)
  • Russell Hawkins ... DOP (Tasmania, Australia)
  • Douglas Blush ... Consulting Editor
  • Chris Strouth ... Original Music
  • Kevin Beacham ... Music Supervisor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Emergence Pictures
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010-2018
Locations
United States, Cambodia, Australia

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
2018 - Cinequest Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Flyway Film Festival, Duluth Superior Film Festival, Cambodia Town Film Festival
Awards
Best of Fest - Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Language
English

Photos

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