Films for Teaching Peace

Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia

In modern day Russia, a recent anti-gay amendment to a “propaganda” law has triggered a large amount of assaults.

In Country

A teenage girl hopes to learn more about her father who died in the Vietnam War from her uncle, whom she lives with, who was traumatically and mentally affected by the war.

In the Name of the Father

A long fight for legal justice by a man and his family falsely accused of terrorism.

Independent Media in a Time of War

Amy Goodman speaks about the corporate media’s coverage of the 2003 Iraq War. She discusses the way that the U.S. media downplayed civilian causalities and glorified military combat, and she asks her audience to consider the costs of coverage that is both sanitized and sensationalized.

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.

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

This documentary from Robert Greenwald argues that corporations have made a fortune from the Iraq War.

Iron Jawed Angels

A group of young activists take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, risking their lives to fight for American women win the right to vote.

It’s a Girl!

Infanticide of females worldwide, particularly India and China.

Joyeux Noel

A tri-lingual film about the Christmas Truce of 1914.

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.

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.

Mandela: The Living Legend

Recollection of Nelson Mandela’s life including leadership of the ANC party and the struggle against Apartheid; his term in office; and his time spent in Robben Island Prison.

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Linguist and liberal political activist Noam Chomsky presents his thought on how the mass media works against democracy’s best interests.

Matewan

A labor union leader comes to a mining community that is brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Mighty Times: The Children’s March

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

Milk

The life of gay activist Harvey Milk, who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

Missing

A wife and father pursue the truth of a young journalist missing during the bloody US-backed coup in Chile.

Mr. Civil Rights

This film documents civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall’s triumph in the 1954 Brown v. the Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America’s public schools completed the final leg of a journey of over 20 years laying the groundwork to end legal segregation.