r_and_n_car300.jpgRose Mapendo — the subject of the upcoming Independent Lens film Pushing the Elephant — lost her husband and home to the ethnic violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s, and emigrated to Phoenix in 2000 as a refugee. Yet she emerged from the suffering advocating for forgiveness and reconciliation, even as she struggled to endure the nightmares of war and genocide. Now, in this interview with Ted Simons of KAET 8 in Arizona, Ms. Mapendo shares her reaction to last month’s tragic events in Tucson, which took the lives of six people and injured 19, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.