Theme: Non-violent resistance

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.

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.


A look at a historical slave rebellion and its defense in the American legal system.

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.

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.

Bringing Down a Dictator

A telling of the nonviolent defeat of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, that focuses on the contributions of the student-led Otpor! movement.

Call of the Peace Pagoda

Call of the Peace Pagoda is an intimate portrait of the Japanese and American Buddhists who live at the first Peace Pagoda built in the United States, located in rural western Massachusetts.

Five Broken Cameras

Palestinian nonviolent struggles in the town of Bi’lin. Shot entirely by Palestinians.

Futbolito: A Journey Through Central America

A chronicle of five New England young people who travel through Guatemala and Nicaragua to show how a cooperative foot game can be used to make cross-cultural bridges.


The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British imperialist rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Healing the Wounds of War

A film about the work of Paula Green and the U.S.-based Karuna Center For Peace Building with Serb and Muslim teachers seeking to rebuild and reunite their devastated communities in the aftermath of the war in Bosnia.


A look at hunger striker Bobby Sands and the brutality he protested.

Love & Solidarity

Told with passion and sharp political insight, Love and Solidarity brings to the fore the voices of people on the front lines of social change, most especially James Lawson, who is a decades-long practitioner of nonviolence. It is a must see for students, teachers, and activists to think about the legacy of civil rights activism and to understand the roots of contemporary political organizing.

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.

Seabrook 1977

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

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.


A Greek peace movement is targeted by a terrorist group.