Laura Waters Hinson

Laura Waters Hinson is the founder of Image Bearer Pictures, an award-winning documentary production company in Washington, DC. Her first feature documentary, As We Forgive, about Rwanda’s reconciliation movement, won the 2008 student Academy Award for best documentary, as well as the Audience Award at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival and the Cinema for Peace award in Berlin. The film made its broadcast premiere on PBS stations in the US and was presented at universities, government, civic and religious institutions nationwide, as well as at the US Congress and the United Nations. Laura is the recipient of a John Templeton Foundation grant that enabled her to co-found the As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative, a Rwandan-led educational non-profit organization aimed at harnessing the power of film to promote healing after genocide. The program has since reached more than 100,000 Rwandans with its film and discussion program.