Film screening: 'Transcendence: Journey of Hope and Healing' followed by discussion

Event date
12 July 2024
Event time
19:30 - 21:30
Oxford week
TT 12
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights - Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium

Tina DiFeliciantonio, Jane C. Wagner, Donrodge Goslin, Hawthorne Smith

Notes & Changes

This event is open to anyone but priority will be given to members of the University, particularly students and tutors of the Summer School in International Human Rights Law and the MSc in International Human Rights Law. This is an in-person event (though some speakers will join online).

Poster of 'Transcendence: a Journey of Hope & Healing'

Filmed over ten years at the Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture, this intimate documentary, 'Transcendence: Journey of Hope and Healing' — the first of its kind — traces the healing journeys of four asylees who arrive in the U.S. seeking refuge. We follow a Tibetan nun, Chadian human rights advocate, Jamaican gay man, and a survivor of Sierra Leone’s civil war as they work with a team of care partners to overcome unimaginable cruelty, rebuild their lives, and find the strength to speak out against those who terrorized communities in the countries they once called home. 


About the speakers

The discussion will be moderated by Hilina Berhanu Degefa, a current student on the MSc in International Human Rights Law, and will feature these speakers:

Tina DiFeliciantonio & Jane C. Wagner are producers, directors, and editors of this film

Donrodge Goslin is a film participant and a gay Jamaican torture survivor

Dr. Hawthorne Smith is a film participant and the Director of Bellevue Survivors of Torture

Found within

Human Rights Law