Collaborative Families Benefit
Fambul Tok
A Film About The Power of Forgiveness

One Night Only
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 • 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Rialto Cinemas Sonoma County,
6868 McKinley Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Benefit Tickets are available for $15 at the Rialto Cinemas Sonoma County or Rialto Cinemas online

For more Fambul Tok benefit event information:
Rialto Cinemas online

All proceeds benefit
Collaborative Families
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© Photo, Sara Terry
Site of Fambul Tok Kailahun Community Consultation

Fambul Tok
A Film About The Power of Forgiveness
Sara Terry’s powerful, award-winning film documents the rebuilding of a nation on the foundation of forgiveness.

A How-To-Guide on Peacemaking, Reconciliation, Trust-Building, Shared Healing and Transformation, featuring the work of Fambul Tok founder, humanitarian and conflict “resolutionary”, John Caulker, and dedicated colleagues and community members, as they reweave the fabric of Sierra Leone together...healing one person, one family, one community, one district at a time.

Fambul Tok's Press

“Director Sara Terry brings a career’s worth of journalism experience to this assured filmmaking debut that examines John Caulker’s Fambul Tok organization, which addresses the deep wounds created by a decade of civil war in Sierra Leone.” 

— Hollywood Reporter

“Philosophers and theologians have long maintained that there’s tremendous power in the act of forgiveness, though rarely has its impact been illustrated as eloquently as in this documentary. Those interested in alternative means of making peace will be intrigued by the quiet power of this profoundly moving film.”


“The message of forgiveness is something we can all take away from this film, and perhaps by watching, we’ll find ways to make our own lives better.”

— Female Eye Film Festival

Q & A with Special Guests 

Fambul Tok Sierra Leone National Peace Mothers Coordinator Micheala Ashwood & Volunteer Sara Waldheim 

© Photo, Sara Terry • Fambul Tok Bonfire Ceremony

Special Bonus Short Film
Sonoma County Premiere
The Peace Mothers

In the deep healing of disclosure, apology, forgiveness and reconciliation, Sierra Leone's women are finding their voices and their individual and shared power to heal and lead. This five-minute short features  Sierra Leone’s Peace Mothers transforming the Fambul Tok peacemaking process into a peacekeeping approach ... rebuilding kinships, community, civic, participatory governance, educational and economic life for all.

Kids Tok Peace Clubs born out of Fambul Tok’s peacemaking process are flowering and making peace in schools in Sierra Leone, the UK and in the USA. 

© Photo, Sara Terry
Women Celebrating a Rice Harvest on a Community Farm
in Madina, Kailahun District,
which brought victims and perpetrators to work together
after a local Fambul Tok Ceremony

Event Host

Dr. Charles Sepos, Executive Producer and Host of Curtain Call, Fridays from 12 to 1 PM on NPR Affiliate North Bay Public Media KRCB FM 91, Streaming on To subscribe to Curtain Call podcast KRCB-FM: Curtain Call.

All proceeds benefit 501(c)(3) nonprofit Advanced Collaborative Team Solutions, Inc. projects. Last year we provided more than 650 hours direct sliding-scale and pro bono professional mediation, facilitation and collaborative support services not otherwise available to low and moderate income clients with complex matters. We are expanding our services. Your tax-deductible contributions make our work possible. Collaborative Families’s Benefit Screening is made possible with generous support from Fambul Tok Founder, John Caulker, Catalyst for Peace Founder, Libby Hoffman, Rialto Cinemas and Ky Boyd.

Advanced Collaborative Team Solutions Thanks

Ky Boyd, Melissa Hatheway, Rialto Cinemas
Bill Andrews
Andy’s Farm Produce, Sebastopol
Adrienne Arsht
Micheala Ashwood
Calvin Simmons Center for the Arts
Ty Caton, Sonoma, CA
John Caulker
Divine Delights, Petaluma. CA
Flavor Bistro, Santa Rosa, CA 
Kathy Henschel
Libby Hoffman, Chloe Beaven & Catalyst For Peace
Conway & Leslie Jones
Little Vineyards Family Winery, Sonoma County
Muscardini Cellars, Sonoma, CA
Oliver’s Market, Santa Rosa, CA
Piedmont Piano, Oakland, CA
Sarlo Family Foundation
Shelton’s Natural Foods Market, Healdsburg, CA
The late Barbara Spector-Karr and Friends
Gerald D. Rape
Dr. Charles Sepos
Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA
Sara Waldheim
Trader Joe’s, Santa Rosa, CA
Harvest Moon Estate & Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
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