Purchase both Facing the Demons and Commentary on Facing the Demons.
Facing the Demons is an hour-long documentary video about the journey of the family and friends of murdered victim Michael Marslew, confronting face-to-face in a conference two of the offenders responsible for Michael's death.
Facing the Demons originally aired on the ABC, Australia's public television network. It won an award for "best television documentary of 1999" at the 2000 Logies Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Emmy Awards. In 2000 Facing the Demons earned the United Nations Association Award for Best Television in its annual Media Peace Awards.
A free 8-page study guide is available to download as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file. The study guide, written by Ted Wachtel, provides background on Facing the Demons, information about restorative practices and learning exercises for classrooms.
The 30-minute Commentary on Facing the Demons: The Facilitator’s Perspective is an essential companion to the Facing the Demons video. Commentary by Terry O’Connell — the Australian police sergeant who facilitated the dramatic conference — answers questions and addresses issues raised by the documentary.