Screening of "The Final Gift" Documentary about Loss, Forgiveness, and Restorative Justice

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
0014 Westbrook Building
Cari Willis,, (336) 905-5441

PriMEDD (Prison Ministry Enlivening Duke Divinity) will hold a public screening of "The Final Gift," a 2012 documentary following the seven-year journey of Therese Bartholomew and her family to come to terms with the murder of her brother in Greenville, S.C., including her emotional meeting in a correctional facility with the man who killed him.

Bartholomew, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., will be present to participate in a discussion and answer questions after the film.

The film addresses universal ideas of forgiveness and redemption, as well as the larger societal issues such as how do you make peace with crime, support the victims, and restore the offenders. The documentary shows the impact of violence on a family and one survivor’s path to peace and healing.

A free pizza dinner will be provided at 5:15 p.m. in 0015 Westbrook, followed by the showing of the film at 6 p.m. in 0014 Westbrook.

Bartholomew is the author of a memoir, "Coffee Shop God,"  and the first filmmaker in more than two decades to have brought cameras into a South Carolina prison.