THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS explores the practice of forgiveness by revealing its complexities, its role in various religions and its physical and mental benefits. Compelling first-person narratives of people faced with betrayal, loss, grief and confusion put a human face on the varied reactions to transgression. Some cling to their pain, anger and resentment while others struggle to let go of the past and move ahead with their lives. This award-winning documentary highlights the part forgiveness played in alleviating the despair among the Amish in the wake of the school shootings and after September 11, 2001, when the wide-responses ranged from hatred and calls for retribution to understanding and absolution. Interviews include renowned figures from the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, including Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Buddhist master Tich Nhat Hanh, the Reverend James Forges, as well as best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson.