A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness
Premiere Date: 5/3/2004; 80 minutes

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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a South African psychologist who was appointed by Nelson Mandela to the Human Rights Violations Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounts the gripping story of her encounter with Eugene de Kock - a man known as "Prime Evil" for his relentless pursuit and extermination of anti-apartheid activists. She argues that a victim who puts revenge aside can gain a more satisfying measure of power by becoming a "gatekeeper to what the outcast desires - readmission into the human community." (#8584)

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World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.10 Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.

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