Turning Tide: The Robbie Leppzer Collection

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Voices for Peace: Four Films on Grassroots Activism
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles grassroots activists from a cross-section of races, religions, and ages working together to stop war. 4 Parts include:
  • Choose…
Building Bridges: Cross Cultural Journeys
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles people working to build cross-cultural bridges. In Central America, young athletes and harvest volunteers from the United States engage in…
Across the Americas
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles indigenous people from North, South, and Central America speaking out about their common legacies of survival and contemporary struggles over…
Seabrook 1977
In April 1977, the small coastal town of Seabrook, New Hampshire became an international symbol in the battle over atomic energy. Concerned about the dangers of potential radioactive accidents, over…
The Peace Patriots
An intimate portrait of American dissenters reflecting on their personal participation as engaged citizens in a time of war, The Peace Patriots chronicles the early protests against the U.S. invasion…
An Act of Conscience
How far are you willing to go to stand up for your deepest beliefs? For Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner of Colrain, Massachusetts, their life-long commitment to pacifism led them…

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Voices for Peace: Four Films on Grassroots Activism
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles grassroots activists from a cross-section of races, religions, and ages working together to stop war. 4 Parts include:
  • Choose Life
  • Call of the Peace Pagoda
  • Straight Talk
  • Voices for Peace
"A filmmaker unafraid to go against the tide."…
A Gleam In The Dark - Sol de Noche
In 1976, during the Argentine military dictatorship, an event called the Night of the Blackout occured in Ledesma. This blackout was a well coordinated connivance between the military government and powerful economic interests. During the blackout, 400 people who were deemed troublesome because of their activism either against the government…
Washington/Peru: We Ain't Winning!
In Washington/Peru: We Ain't Winning!, producer David Feingold and director Shari Robertson investigate the situation in Peru in the early 1990s - a case that, according to one U.S. congressman, "defies all description and solution." Internal conflict rages between the government and Shining Path communist guerillas, while the United States…
Building Bridges: Cross Cultural Journeys
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles people working to build cross-cultural bridges. In Central America, young athletes and harvest volunteers from the United States engage in citizen diplomacy, while in Senegal, an African-American storyteller rediscovers her African roots. Harvest of Peace U.S. volunteers travel to a…
Our Burmese Days
An examination of biculturalism wrapped in an extraordinary personal odyssey. Our Burmese Days is also a fascinating defacto glimpse of life in a country that's rarely covered in the media today. Now known as Myanmar, the film's title is a reference to the novel "Burmese Days" by George Orwell, who…
Forest of Bliss
Part of the Series: Anthropology 101 Collection
Forest of Bliss is an unsparing yet redemptive account of the inevitable griefs, religious passions and frequent happinesses that punctuate daily life in Benares, India's most holy city. The film unfolds from one sunrise to the next without commentary, subtitles or dialogue. It is an attempt to give the viewer…
The Auschwitz Dialogs
Everyone knows the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. But, have you heard of a small Polish town named Oswiecim? A young team of filmmakers arrives at this site, where a bizarre memory conflict between Polish and Jewish remembrances on the Holocaust takes place. The filmmakers find themselves caught in the…
Across the Americas - Indigenous Perspectives
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles indigenous people from North, South, and Central America speaking out about their common legacies of survival and contemporary struggles over land, human rights, and the environment. Columbus Didn't Discover Us The 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's historic voyage to America…
America's Lost H-Bomb - How the US Air Force Lost a Nuclear Bomb
During a military training mishap in 1958, a Mark 15, Mod Zero nuclear weapon was lost a few miles from the shores of Tybee Island, Georgia. The bomb was twelve feet long and weighing 7,600 pounds. It's a big bomb, but it was never found. After studying the flight path…
Time When Dreams Melt
The Time When Dreams Melt was shot in Northeastern Russia in the Providenia District of the Chukchi Autonomous Region, an area occupied by the Yupik Eskimos of Northeast Asia for millennia. The protagonist of the film is a collective character, he calls himself "Yupik-The True Man" the same way his…
Threads of Life - Hemp And Gender In A Hmong Village
For centuries Hmong people have lived in the mountains of China and Southeast Asia. They have in more recent history fled Laos as refugees and resettled in the Americas, Australia and Europe. This documentary was filmed in Chang Khian, a village in the mountains of Northern Thailand. Through the traditional,…
Teyyam: The Annual Visit of the God Vishnumurti
In Northern Kerala, Hindus revere numerous Gods through Teyyam rituals. Each Teyyam is dedicated to a specific God. In Teyyam worship a ritual specialist, a teyyam performer, takes the shape of the God and becomes transformed. The rituals are performed at yearly festival held at small temples devoted to Teyyam…