Fri, Feb 7, 2014 -- 9:30 AM

'Facing Fear': Forgiving an Act of Hate

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Matthew Boger (L) and Tim Zaal
Matthew Boger (L) and Tim Zaal

Bay Area filmmaker Jason Cohen's documentary short "Facing Fear" follows the unlikely reconciliation between a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay man he brutally assaulted. Twenty-five years after white supremacist Tim Zaal beat homeless teenager Matthew Boger nearly to death, the two men met by chance and began a journey toward forgiveness and understanding. We talk with Cohen and Zaal about the film, which has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Jason Cohen, producer and director of "Facing Fear"
  • Tim Zaal, consultant for the Simon Wiesenthal Center Task Force Against Hate

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