A Bold Peace juxtaposes the Costa Rican national policy of demilitarization (since 1948-49) with their investment in education, health, and the environment. Pointed parallels and contrasts are made with recent U.S. debates over the national debt, healthcare, the environment and the escalating cost of U.S. militarism.
An eye-opening exploration of discrimination among children.
Explores one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, and nominated for an Emmy, A Force More Powerful premiered on PBS in September 2000.
A documentary that uses exclusive interviews and rare, never-before-seen film footage to document the vital role that music played in the nearly half-century struggle against apartheid in South Africa.
“Why don’t Palestinians just use nonviolence–they will surely win?” ask many well-meaning people. This original documentary film answers the question. Palestinians have been using nonviolent resistance for all of their history. Hear in their own voices how and why it works.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
The story of two 9/11 widows who find a profound way to move beyond their tragedy by choosing tolerance over hate and action over indifference. When terrorists shatter their lives, they open their eyes to the world and forge an incredible and unexpected bond with war widows in Afghanistan, the training ground of the 9/11 attackers.
The origins of the terror group known as Islamic State or ‘ISIS,’ and what they want, are explored by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, in a one-hour special.
Iraq War veteran Tomas Young returns from duty with a severed spine and post-traumatic stress disorder. As Young reflects on his experiences in combat and the high price he paid for going to fight in the Middle East, he begins to question the validity of the war in Iraq and the value of war in general.
A telling of the nonviolent defeat of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, that focuses on the contributions of the student-led Otpor! movement.
Community organizer Ayed Morrar seeks help from Palestinian and Israeli activists to help his village mount nonviolent protests against Israel’s expropriation of their West Bank land.
Over a decade ago Bush administration forced the United States into a war so poorly prepared and executed it soon turned into a complete catastrophe. The fact of how the bureaucrats misled the country has been already expressed, but they couldn’t have done it by themselves; they needed an obedient and docile press, to propagate their disinformation as actual news and encourage them to continue to do so.
Call of the Peace Pagoda is an intimate portrait of the Japanese and American Buddhists who live at the first Peace Pagoda built in the United States, located in rural western Massachusetts.
Control Room is a documentary film about Al Jazeera and its relations with the US Central Command (CENTCOM), as well as the other news organizations that covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Traces the grassroots strategies of education and organization against rape in India after Jyoti Singh’s death.
A documentary about modern and creative forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience.
Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous awards, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.
Faces of the Enemy follows social psychologist Sam Keen as he unmasks how individuals and nations dehumanize to justify the inhumanity of war.
Palestinian nonviolent struggles in the town of Bi’lin. Shot entirely by Palestinians.
The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.