'Facing Fear': Forgiving an Act of Hate

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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.


Jason Cohen, producer and director of "Facing Fear"

Tim Zaal, consultant for the Simon Wiesenthal Center Task Force Against Hate