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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Beyond Hatred and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Beyond Hatred: Discussion Guide

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Beyond Hatred, a feature-length (90 minutes) documentary, in French with English subtitles, provides a remarkable portrait of a family that rejected revenge in favor of a plea for tolerance and understanding. As an outreach tool, it challenges viewers to do the same. With no narrator to reinterpret events or people’s words, audiences are left to draw their own conclusions about the ways in which societies, as well as individual decisions, produce killers.

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Film Information

Beyond Hatred (90 min.)

Premiere Date: June 30, 2009

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Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Olivier Meyrou Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Filmmaker Statement | Critical Acclaim | Press Release

Filmmaker

Olivier Meyrou
Olivier Meyrou

This family was so extraordinary in their way of dealing with their grieving process that I felt I had to refocus the project and describe their long road toward recovering from their loss.”

— Olivier Meyrou, Filmmaker

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Critical Acclaim

An example of a film whose style doesn’t merely suit its story but amplifies its meanings.”

— Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Paced like a drama, imbued with a spellbinding intimacy, and impressionistic in its visual portrayal of crime and punishment...”

— John Anderson
Newsday

Movingly accompanies the family of Francois Chenu, a gay man murdered by three skinheads in 2002, down the road to forgiveness. Charged drama!”

— Leslie Felperin,
Variety

Tomatometer: 89%”

— RottenTomatoes.com