Forgotten Fires (1997)

Forgotten Fires
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 57mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bob Perrin Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Michael Chandler Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gary Grieg Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Michael Chandler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Chandler Producer n/a 3 3000001
Vivian Kleiman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Chandler Director n/a 2 2000001
Filmed over one year in Manning, South Carolina following the Ku Klux Klan buring of two local African American churches, the story follows Timothy Welch, a white man who, as a KKK member, set fire to the Macedonian Baptist Church. From his vantage point in prison, Welch reflects upon how his involvement in the Klan led him to racial violence. He now seeks forgiveness from the very people he set out to harm. Through interviews with members of both the African American community and the KKK, the film shows the process of Welch's forgiveness and suggests the possibility for racial harmony.