A Derry man who was shot and blinded by a British soldier when he was 10 years old, has taken part in a moving film documenting the lives of people around the globe.
Richard Moore, a well known charity worker, famously forgave the soldier Charles Innes, who shot him in the face on the streets of Derry in 1972, blinding him for life.
The two have formed a friendship and famously met with the Dalai Lama in Derry.
Now Richard has taken part in Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s feature movie HUMAN, described as a sensitive and loved portrait of the Earth and its people.
Richard said: “My story comes down to two people, me and him, and I felt - whether we liked it or not, we were in a relationship, I was blind, and I was blind because of him.
“I never had a moment’s anger or bitterness towards him, or the British army and I’m delighted that was the case because I believe bitterness and anger are a self destruct emotion.”
HUMAN became the first movie to premiere in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, to an audience of 1,000 viewers, including U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Google have also launched six HUMAN-dedicated YouTube channels, offering the film subtitled in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The YouTube channels also host three hour-long features on HUMAN, covering its genesis, the making of the film, and its music.
I was blind, and I was blind because of himRichard Moore