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stories of murder and justice


A mother is devastated by the murder of her son. Instead of being vengeful she reaches out to her son’s killer and offers a chance at restorative justice. They team up with trauma survivors, criminal justice leaders, and Native American  peacemakers to divert at-risk youth from more violence – turning pain and anger into positive community change.


see the film

Scenes and short versions of this film are available now for use in schools, survivors’ groups, courthouses, prisons, and community settings. They can stimulate conversations about:

  • justice, forgiveness, and accountability

  • help institutions explore restorative justice as an alternative to school suspension or juvenile detention

  • support survivors of violence

  • help incarcerated people transform their lives.

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join the discussion

The Circle feature documentary is currently in post-production, with release planned in late 2016.