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Love Hate Love

Presentation of Love Hate Love

Jan. 26, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –  Illinois Wesleyan University’s Chaplain’s Office and the IWU Peace Fellows will present the feature-length international documentary, Love Hate Love.  The film will be shown at the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington) on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The film presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion about how we, as a campus community, can work for peace in light of violence.

According to the film’s producers Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, Love Hate Love chronicles the stories of three families as they are torn apart by terrorism and how the families work their way back to love.  Nachman and Hardy believe they provide viewers a unique view at how the world has been changed by terrorism and how individuals are choosing to respond to that change.  According to the producers, although the film’s characters come from different backgrounds and cultures they arrive at the same conclusion: “When love triumphs over hate, terrorists will never win.”

IWU’s chaplain, Elyse Nelson Winger, discovered the film while working on Evelyn Chapel’s 9/11 Service of Remembrance this past September.  “I was taken with the film’s stories of people affected by terrorist violence who chose not to respond with vengeance, but with compassion for others around the world,” Nelson Winger said.  She was excited to announce that this will be the films first downstate screening.

For additional information, contact the University Chaplain’s Office at enelsonw@iwu.edu or (309) 556-3179.

Contact: Sylvia Zukowski ’12, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu