“Coexist” … at first seems as if it is merely going to be another effort to draw feel-good stories out of an impossibly ugly moment in history. But it ultimately proves itself much smarter than that, exploring whether forgiveness that is mandated by the government can be genuine.
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The Coexist Learning Project is a comprehensive documentary and educational outreach project created and based in Boston. Coexist is a film about government-mandated reconciliation efforts following the Rwanda genocide, told from the point of view of victims, perpetrators, bystanders, social commentators, and public officials. The film, Teacher’s Guide, and professionally-led teacher workshops serve as an entry-point to important conversations on how to cultivate forgiveness, compassion, and upstanding in our own lives.
Right now you can watch our 53-minute documentary film Coexist on Amazon Instant Video or Google Play, or order your own Coexist DVD and get the free Coexist Teacher's Guide.
The Coexist Learning Project is made possible by donations from generous individuals like you and support from public and private foundations.
NPR’s news-talk program Tell Me More interviewed Coexist Learning Director Dr. Mishy Lesser and East Hartford High School language arts teacher Joanie Landrum about the yearlong pilot we are running at EHHS for teachers and students to build social-emotional skills and learn about compassion, forgiveness, and othering. You can listen to the 9-minute audio segment […]
We invite you to watch the broadcast premiere of Coexist on the World Channel tonight at 6pm and 9pm (and tomorrow at 10am and 4pm). See below for detailed airtimes in cities across the United States. You can also watch Coexist right now on Amazon (U.S.) and on Google Play (worldwide)! There are multiple opportunities […]
Our documentary film Coexist is reviewed in Thursday’s New York Times. We invite you to read the review and watch our film on television. You can find out when to watch in your area on our watch page. You may also read the full review here: Reconciliation Held Together With Bleeding Stitches ‘Coexist,’ About Rwanda […]
Originally published by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, I find myself reflecting on a journey that started nearly five years ago when filmmaker Adam Mazo and I created an educational documentary about post-genocide Rwanda called Coexist. When I first […]