Directed by multiple National Emmy and Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning filmmakers Tina DiFeliciantonio + Jane C. Wagner, Transcendence summons community engagement in the global effort to end an epidemic of human rights abuses and achieve transnational justice.
The film focuses on four refugees who were tortured in countries they once called home. Their stories begin in the U.S., where they reclaim their lives and gain the strength speak out against those who sought to silence them through acts of terror.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by bad people but THE SILENCE BY GOOD PEOPLE. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of the most efficient means of control is to terrorize individuals and their communities into passivity, submission and silence. One way to exert that control is by torture—the ultimate form of denying human dignity.