Films for Teaching Peace

The Accused

A young woman tries to seek justice after being gang raped in a bar in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The Battle of Algiers

A classic documentary comissioned by the Algerian government covering both the French Foreign Legion and the Algerian struggling for independence. It is noted for its depiction of the effects of war on all parties to a conflict.

The Color Purple

An epic tale spanning four decades of a 14-year-old girl who is forced to marry an abusive landowner and raise his children.

The Constant Gardener

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife’s murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

The Corporation

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

The Day After Trinity

Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon completion of his invention became a powerful spokesperson against the nuclear arms race.

The Final Solution

Indian film connecting Indian and Pakistai lust for nuclear weapons, male sexuality and violence against women.

The Girl in the Café

Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence’s professional obligations.

The Good Lie

A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes their lives.

The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It: Conscientious Objectors in WWII

During World War II, 42,000 conscientious objectors refuse to fight but serve with distinction in other non-combat duties.

The Ground Truth

The shocking Iraq War ground conflict is only a prelude to the even more challenging battles these reluctant heroes face upon their return home.

The Lady

The daughter of a martyred Burmese general returns to her homeland and becomes a proponent of democracy.

The List

Kirk Johnson fights to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq.

The Mask You Live In

Boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

The Peace Patriots

A chronicle of the early protests against the U.S. invasion and military occupation of Iraq as seen through a diverse group of individuals.

The Quiet American

An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

The Singing Revolution

Between the years of 1986 and 1991, citizens of Estonia protested in large rallies against their Soviet occupiers. Though the protests were fundamentally peaceful, the Estonians used a weapon more powerful enough to rattle an empire: the power of song.

The Square

Egyptian revolutionaries battle their leaders and regime to build a new society.

The Tillman Story

The family of professional football player turned soldier Pat Tillman sets out to explore and uncover the real story behind their son’s death in April 2004 when he was serving in Afghanistan.