I am very excited to announce that Laura Waters Hinson won the gold medal for best documentary film in the Student Academy Awards last weekend!( I just remembered that it was happening and checked their site.) Laura is an acquaintance through one of those friend-of-a-friend church connections, and she is a really incredible woman.

She was also our wedding photographer, so I guess I can now say that I had an academy-award-winning wedding photographer. Huzzah.

Laura won the award for her documentary As We Forgive. It is a film about the reconciliation process following the genocide in Rwanda, and two Rwandan women who came face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families. It is a really powerful story and a wonderful film.