In his breath-taking talk Bjørn Ihler will take you back on Utøya Island on 22 July 2011, where he faced Anders Breivik shootings, survived and saved lives of two little boys. How it's like to survive? Does he fear Breivik? Follow Ihler's path to forgiveness and overcome your fear of unknown.
Bjørn Ihler is an activist, writer, designer and filmmaker who promotes peace, human rights and fight against extremism. His work is influenced by his experience as a survivor of the attack on Utøya Island in Norway on 22/7/2011. Ihler started his work as an activist against violent extremism with a series of opinion pieces following the 2011 attack in Norway, writing on topics related to the state of the nation, the public debate and how to remain true to principles of human rights and democracy in the face of terror. In 2013 he graduated with a BA in Theatre and Performance Design and Technology from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. His work in theatre has been part of stage performances in the Barbican Theatre in London and the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. He is currently studying Peace and Conflict Studies at Hacettepe University in Ankara. Bjørn takes part in an international project called The Forgiveness Project.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx