This is the first of a series of films we made for the Compassion Matters project for the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion.
‘Another Way’ is a short documentary. When Richard Moore was blinded for life by a rubber bullet fired during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, it could have condemned him to a life of thwarted possibility and limited opportunity. Instead, he was back at his old school within a matter of weeks, he went to university, married, had children and became an accomplished musician.
But if he has led a incredible life, it was when Richard Moore encountered the soldier who had blinded him that something extraordinary happened. As he explains very simply in the film: ‘I met him, and I liked him’. Thus began an astonishing friendship which has seen the two men participating in reconciliation work as part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process.