THE IMPORTANCE OF A FORGIVING HEART – THE BILL WILLIAMS STORY

Directed by JON FUNDER

DIRECTOR

JON FUNDER

COUNTRY

DENMARK, CANADA

RUNNING TIME

34 mins

YEAR

2013

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

This simple short film has a profound message. Bill Williams, born crippled, deaf and borderline mentally challenged on Vancouver Island, tells us his story humbly and with humour and restraint. We drive with him on one of his many trips to help his First Nations neighbours along the flowing river. Scenes of its beauty sooth us as they are intercut with the harrowing details of Bill’s life of abusive foster care and alcoholism. And the clear water becomes a powerful symbol of transformation as Bill explains how he has achieved balance, serenity and a productive life.

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