Embracing Bob’s Killer
It’s the oddest thing, watching them talking and laughing together, if you know that Katy Hutchison was widowed eight years ago, and Ryan Aldridge is the man who killed her husband.
Embracing Bob’s Killer is an intimate documentary exploration of the relationship between a beautiful and vivacious widow and the young man who killed her beloved husband Bob. It’s also a hard look at the nature of forgiveness, and at our human need to judge even this most “divine” of acts. If someone killed your husband, the father of your children, would you forgive? What could possibly compel a widow to embrace her husband’s killer?
Written and directed by Helen Slinger, produced by Sue Ridout for CBC’s Doc Zone.