Our TFT Foundation board member, Suzanne Connolly and documentary crew Bob Stone and Diana Gross have returned safely from Rwanda, with 27 hours of amazing footage. They will soon begin the arduous task of translating and editing 27 hours of amazing stories, testimonies, and current life, into a single hour that shares a heartwarming and spectacular story of the healing of a country and its people.
Bob posted a journal with pictures, video and notes to keep us all updated on their trip. You can see this at: http://www.trauma2peace.com , but I wanted to share the essence with you here:
“Diana and our interpreters work well together, and after the first two Interviews, I ask Diana if there might be some way to condense the interviews, as each one is taking about 30 minutes, which means it’ll take 15 hours to film everyone.
In the next interview, Diana asks the first question and the woman starts talking and doesn’t stop for a full 20 minutes. I see Prosper reaching his memory capacity – how does one retain the details of a story and then relate it back in another language? Amazing!
This woman was born in 1957 and tragedy started in her life two years later when her village was burned down – then family was killed, her children killed – on and on.
Stories you can only imagine are told and interpreted – stories of what we might consider deep, dark secrets. I am amazed and deeply touched by these people and their willingness to share.
“Do you have photos?
“Are you willing to share them?”
“Can we come to your home and film you there?”
But each story included a statement like; “I never smiled in my life until I was treated with TFT.”
These people all use TFT in their lives on a daily or weekly basis and almost all have been trained as TFT therapists, so they have the tools to help their family, friends and neighbors. What a gift!”
On behalf of the TFT Foundation, I want to thank all of you who have helped make this possible, healing and changing so many lives. Bob has created a brief video clip of the summary that Prosper Ishimwi gave – a heartfelt statement about his country, his people, and how TFT has changed their lives. This new video clip is available on our US and UK Foundation web sites: www.TFTFoundation.org and www.atftfoundation.org.uk
Please go watch this touching account of a strong, and resilient country – healing themselves with TFT. They need our help to continue to expand the healing to others in Rwanda and beyond. Please click on the Donate link to help them share TFT with others.
Joanne Callahan, MBA
President, TFT Foundation