March 18, 2020

86 minutes


$14 – $20

From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion.
RISKING LIGHT is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness. Through the unforgettable stories of Mary Johnson, who grieves a murdered son; Debra Hocking, a victim of government-sanctioned genocide; and Kilong Ung, who survived the terror of the Khmer Rouge, RISKING LIGHT challenges us to examine our own beliefs about forgiveness and ask “What would the world look like if we could learn to forgive one another?”
Pre show event details: Pre-show meet and greet with Film Producer Miranda Wilson
Post show event details: Post show panel discussion with the producer, Miranda Wilson

Artist biography: Miranda Wilson is an Emmy-nominated producer with a background in radio, television and U.S. politics. Her production work has appeared on Twin Cities Public Television, Food Network, and Sundance Channel.


On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Calendar for Atlas Presents On Screen/In Person: Risking Light

Getting Here

The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States


Parking is limited around the theater. Please use ride shares or public transportation like the free DC Street Car.