Theme: Activism

Beyond Rangoon

After the shocking murders of her husband and son, a woman travels to Burma with her sister to find peace. There she witnesses protests against the government and the military’s violent response. When Burma enters into military lockdown, Laura loses her passport and is unable to leave the country. A professor helps her, but this makes her a target of the government as she attempts to reach the border and cross into Thailand.

Biko (Cry Freedom)

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after trying to investigate the death of his friend, black activist Steve Biko, in police custody.


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.

Daughters of Mother India

Traces the grassroots strategies of education and organization against rape in India after Jyoti Singh’s death.

Encounter Point

The story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives in order to press for a grassroots movement for nonviolence and peace.

Everyday Rebellion

A documentary about modern and creative forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience.

Four Women of Egypt

Four Egyptian women have the same goals–human dignity and social justice–but each adopts an approach radically different from the others.

Grace Paley: Collected Shorts

Grace Paley reminisces about her work, life and family and her literary and political influence.

Half the Sky

Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere.

India’s Daughter

About a horrific gang rape and beating death of a 23 year old female medical student, Jyoti Singh in Delhi, India and what ensues legally and in mass nonviolent protests.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Portrays the 1990 Oka Crisis between a group of Mohawk people and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada.

Long Walk Home

The story of the Birmingham bus boycott is filled with moving, insightful moments.

Mighty Times: The Children’s March

The children of Baltimore, Maryland take to the streets to fight for civil rights in 1963.

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.


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.

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.