Independent Lens

Pushing The Elephant

Series Website »
Episode Guide »
When civil war came to Rose's Congolese village, her harrowing experience included the nighttime arrest of her entire family, the execution of her husband and grim negotiations with guards which lead to her separation from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. More than a decade later, after eventually resettling in Phoenix, AZ, with nine of her 10 children, she is reunited with Nangabire. Rose emerged from her experience advocating forgiveness and reconciliation, and has become a pillar of strength for her family, community and as we see in this film, her daughter who is integrating into a new life in America.



Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Independent Lens" here.

Vermont PBS educates, informs, entertains and inspires Vermonters to be lifelong learners and engaged in their community.

Sign up for the Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign up today!

American Graduate - Vermont Champions

In conjunction with the American Graduate initiative, Vermont PBS produced these profiles of some Vermont Champions – Vermont students and educators who are making a difference.

Spooky Saturday Oct 31 at our studio!

Join Vermont PBS and Daniel Tiger a family-friendly Halloween party for kids grade 5 and under!

Vermont PBS Travels on Tumblr

Follow us on Tumblr for fun photos and stories from our crew as they travel outside the station for various events and filiming on location!


Vermont PBS donors talk about why they love and support us!

Lifelong Learning

Upcoming and featured!

People talk about Vermont PBS!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2015 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn