Films for Teaching Peace
A Bold Peace
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.
A Class Divided
An eye-opening exploration of discrimination among children.
A Force More Powerful
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 Time to Kill
Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) is a heartbroken black father who avenges his daughter’s brutal rape by shooting the bigoted men responsible for the crime as they are on their way to trial. He turns to Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an untested lawyer, to defend him. Brigance struggles to believe that he can get Hailey acquitted in this small, segregated Southern town, given Hailey’s race and the deliberate nature of his crimes, but Carl has unshakable faith in him.
All the President’s Men
“The Washington Post” reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.
Amandla! A revolution in four-part harmony
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.
William Wilberforce’s political fight to end the British slave trade.
A look at a historical slave rebellion and its defense in the American legal system.
As We Forgive
Two Rwandan women come face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide.
At the Gate: Palestinian Nonviolence
“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.
A paraplegic marine is sent to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world and culture he’s grown to become a part of.
Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
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.