Community Peacebuilding Month Features a Film Screening of James Babanikos Documentary
UF College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Associate Professor James Babanikos will participate in a special presentation of his film “Somewhere Beyond” as part of Community Peacebuilding Month, sponsored by the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding in Gainesville.
The 46-minute dramatic film, produced in 2008, will be shown on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Hippodrome Cinema in downtown Gainesville. “Somewhere Beyond” explores what happens when a victim/survivor meets the prison inmate who violently attacked her years before. Their face-to-face encounter will change both of their lives – and the lives of others – forever.
This true story of redemption will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Babanikos, screenwriter and victim advocate Gretchen Case and restorative justice practitioner Jeffrey Weisberg.