The Power of Forgiveness


The recently released film UNBROKEN, directed by Angelina Jolie, brings to life the story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II POW and Olympic athlete who survived a near-fatal plane crash and marooning at sea. He then endured brutal captivity as a prisoner of war.

UNBROKEN, NBC Universal, and the John Templeton Foundation have partnered to release a 6-minute video that explores Louis’s story in further detail and amplifies UNBROKEN’s inspiring themes of faith, resilience, and the power of forgiveness. The video, directed by Oscar©-winning documentarian Ross Kauffman, resides on a website the Foundation created about the power of forgiveness.

The site,, highlights forgiveness projects, books, and films supported by the Foundation. The video can be watched and shared at and will appear on the DVD release of UNBROKEN.