Films for Teaching Peace

Never Again? Genocide Since the Holocaust

Examines the chronicle of genocide with a look at Mao’s purges in China, Cambodia under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, the Arab/Israeli conflict, border wars in Pakistan and Bangladesh and killing in Central America.

Norma Rae

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill in spite of the dangers and risks involved.

Orange Revolution

Orange Revolution chronicles Ukraine’s 2004 presidential campaign, from one candidate’s poisoning to the intimidation of voters, acid-bombing of ballot boxes, and the political pressure put on election officials to count votes a certain way.

Paradise Now

Khaled (Ali Suliman) and Said (Kais Nashef) are Palestinian friends recruited by a terrorist group to become suicide bombers in Tel Aviv. Armed with explosives, they attempt to cross into Israel, but are pursued by suspicious border guards. Khaled returns to the terrorists, while Said sneaks into Israel and ponders detonating at another target. After Khaled and Said reunite to begin their mission again, Khaled has reconsidered, and tries to convince Said to give up the bombing as well.

Paths of Glory

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Peace Has No Borders

Peace Has No Borders is a feature-length documentary about a group of U.S. Iraq and Afghan War resisters seeking refuge in an increasingly conservative Canada. Caught between two countries, they fight a battle to win the right to stay in Canada.


When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his illness, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer to defend his wrongful dismissal suit.

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.

Pushing the Elephant

The extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by the civil war in the Congo.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Tells the true story of three aboriginal girls who are forcibly taken from their families in 1931 to be trained as domestic servants as part of an official Australian government policy. They make a daring escape and embark on an epic 1,500 mile journey to get back home – following the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the Australian continent – with the authorities in hot pursuit.


The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

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.