wandering in wonder

sharing, on a pilgrims journey

a Peace initiative on film

The Imam and The Pastor 

a documentary from Nigeria about the amazing change in an Imam and a Pastor:  

“From vengeance and killing to healing and forgiveness…

a moving story of grass-roots peace building that gives hope to humanity”


see more details and the photos, trailer etc, @ http://www.fltfilms.org.uk/imam.html 

 report on the film’s premier in the UK:     http://www.iofc.org/en/abt/newsroom/1343.html


Flyer info and review comments:


This 39-minute documentary film brings to life the

astonishing reconciliation between Imam Muhammad

Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, and their peace-making

initiatives which have ensued. They were leaders

of militant groups involved in conflict between Muslims

and Christians in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. Pastor Wuye

lost a hand while Imam Ashafa’s mentor and two close

relatives were killed in the fighting. Now they are taking

bold initiatives to promote co-operation and resolve

conflicts. The film, narrated by Rageh Omaar, shows that

it is possible for the perpetrators of inter-religious violence

to become instigators of peace. It is a story of forgiveness

and a case study of grass-roots initiatives to rebuild

communities torn apart by conflict. Imam Ashafa and

Pastor Wuye are the joint founders and directors of the

Inter-Faith Mediation Centre in Kaduna.


Theirs is an inspiring story, full of hope… A model for Muslim-Christian relations.

Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Powerful and timely.

Ambassador Aminu Wali, Nigerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations

The hope is that the work of the two former antagonists will inspire bold initiatives across

communities… The Imam and the Pastor is a harrowing and inspiring story… It brings a

message of hope for the world on the volatile issue of Christian-Muslim relations.

Bunmi Akpata-Ohohe, Africa Today

Beautifully shot, visually evocative… its content is never less than thought-provoking

and carries potential lessons for us all.

The Herald, Scotland


Narrator: Rageh Omaar; Producer/Director: Alan Channer;

Assistant Producer: Imad Karam; Executive Producer: David Channer

39-minute documentary film on DVD: price £15.99 incl p&p (cheque payable to FLTfilms)

For institutional use please contact the production company at the address below

Produced by FLTfilms,

24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD

Tel: +44 207 798 6000 info@fltfilms.org.uk


1 Comment »

  1. very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

    Comment by music | January 8, 2008 | Reply

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