Films for Teaching Peace

Paradise Now

Khaled (Ali Suliman) and Said (Kais Nashef) are Palestinian friends recruited by a terrorist group to become suicide bombers in Tel Aviv. Armed with explosives, they attempt to cross into Israel, but are pursued by suspicious border guards. Khaled returns to the terrorists, while Said sneaks into Israel and ponders detonating at another target. After Khaled and Said reunite to begin their mission again, Khaled has reconsidered, and tries to convince Said to give up the bombing as well.

Paths of Glory

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Peace Has No Borders

Peace Has No Borders is a feature-length documentary about a group of U.S. Iraq and Afghan War resisters seeking refuge in an increasingly conservative Canada. Caught between two countries, they fight a battle to win the right to stay in Canada.


When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his illness, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer to defend his wrongful dismissal suit.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Explores social unrest in the republic of Liberia, where a civil war has broken out, and a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who have risen up and, through nonviolent tactics, put pressure on their government to pursue peace talks.

Pushing the Elephant

The extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by the civil war in the Congo.