An Open Letter to François's Killers (Clip 1 of 2)
In scene from the end of Beyond Hatred, François's parents read their letter to the three men who killed their son. They say, "We attempted to decipher your logic of hate, but were unable to do so." They continue: "Courage doesn't mean attacking the weakest, but being able to face each other." They end their extraordinary letter by telling the three men that they would like to hear from them.
In September 2002, three skinheads were roaming a park in Rheims, France, looking to "do an Arab," when they settled for a gay man instead. Twenty-nine-year-old François Chenu was beaten and drowned. This is the story of his family's response to the crime.