Films for Teaching Peace

Schindler’s List

In World War II Poland, German businessman Oskar Schindler becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews.

Seabrook 1977

A chronicle of a seminal event of 1970sʼ environmental activism when 1,414 people were arrested in a civil disobedience protest.


A chronicle of Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Shake Hands with the Devil

An account of Canadian Romeo Dallaire’s furtile efforts to avert genocide as the commander of UN peacekeepers during the Rwandan genocide.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

The organizing strategies, movement-building and backlash against the U.S. women’s movement from 1966 to 1971 and today.


A young worker’s efforts to expose the dangers at an Oklahoma nuclear power plant where she is employed.

Sisters of Selma

In 2003, director Jayasri Hart reunited the nuns who visited Selma in 1965 to view themselves and the protests on tape for the first time. Selmians, both Catholic and Protestant, offer their views on the nuns’ contributions to history.

Soldiers of Conscience

Eight U.S. soldiers reveal their inner moral dilemmas. Made with official permission by the U.S. Army, this documentary transcends politics to explore the tension between moral and spiritual values and military orders.


A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.