War and Forgiveness

Two emotional long-form features about victims and perpetrators of wartime atrocities, presented by Radio Netherlands, WNYC, and SOUNDPRINT. As the prison abuse scandals in Iraq and Afghanistan have taught us, events that occur far away are no longer so easily hidden. This can have profound moral, psychological, emotional and legal consequences, especially for those who were directly involved. In War and Forgiveness, Soundprint presented two half-hour documentaries about the victims and perpetrators of wartime atrocities. The first, by Judith Kampfner of WNYC, is about the Korean "Comfort Women" who were commandeered by Japanese forces during World War II. The second, by Dheera Sujan of Radio Netherlands, is about Dutch soldiers who are only now speaking publicly about atrocities they committed in Indonesia during a rebellion following that same war. The full hour of War and Forgiveness won a 2005 AWRT Gracie Allen Award, and Korean Sharing House recieved a Newswomen's Club Front Page Award.

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