Forest Whitaker as Desmond Tutu in the thriller film 'The Forgiven,' a Saban Films release. Photo courtesy of Saban Films.

Mpho Tutu on The Forgiven: 'No Person Is Beyond Redemption—No Person Is Unforgivable'

We speak with Mpho Tutu, the daughter of Desmond Tutu, on the new film 'The Forgiven'—in theaters now.

The Forgiven, an intense thriller based on the real events from South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, opened in theaters everywhere this past weekend. Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker transformed into an African great and anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the film, chronicling a trying time for South Africans as the county began to move forward while gaining justice for those who were greatly impacted by apartheid.

Directed by Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission) and alongside Eric Bana, here's the synopsis:

In 'The Forgiven,' when Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Forest Whitaker) is appointed to head a nationwide investigation, he's summoned to a maximum-security prison by a notorious murderer seeking clemency (Eric Bana). Inside the brutal prison walls, Tutu is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the cunning criminal.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission not only was an intense period of time for the country, but for Tutu's family as well. Mpho Tutu, Desmond Tutu's daughter, gives us more insight on what that time was like for her and her family, as well as how revisiting the TRC can still be a reliable source of hope for South Africans to continue to move forward today.

Read our conversation below.

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