On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library will present “As We Forgive,” the third film in its The Face of the Other film and discussion series, part of the library’s series of events for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising of Meetingbrook will lead the post-screening discussion.

Laura Waters Hinson has directed a compelling and inspiring documentary about the rebuilding of communities in Rwanda, where 800,000 people were massacred in 1994 — everyone who is left is either a perpetrator or a victim. There were simply too many people to jail, so the government released 50,000 prisoners back into the communities populated with the survivors, every one of whom lost friends and family members and must now live as neighbors with the people, sometimes the very individuals, who were responsible.

Without the hope of full justice, Rwanda has turned to a new solution: reconciliation. But can it be done? Can survivors truly forgive the killers who destroyed their families? Can the government expect this from its people? And can the church, which failed at moral leadership during the genocide, fit into the process of reconciliation today? In “As We Forgive,” Hinson and narrator Mia Farrow explore these topics through the lives of four neighbors once caught in opposite tides of a genocidal bloodbath and their extraordinary journey from death to life through forgiveness.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310. This is part of a continuing series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library.