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."…
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…
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…
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…
The Newcomers - Economically Threatened Appalachian People in Transition
The Newcomers is a film about economically threatened Appalachian people in transition. Fresh as the day it was made in 1963, the issues of immigration and migration and learning how to live with people who are different from one's self are as challenging and critical as ever. The filmmaker George…
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…
The Disappeared - A Personal Story About Argentina's Dirty War
A film that relives the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83) through the experience of Horacio Pietragalla, a young man raised by the maid of the officer who kidnapped him after the military brutally murdered his parents. The film follows Horacio as he reconstructs the cause for which his real…
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…
Kokoda - The Invasion
Part of the Series: Kokoda
From the corridors of power to the blood-stained battlefields of the Papua New Guinea highlands, Kokoda tells the story of the brutal World War II military campaign between Australia and Japan that changed the course of Australian history. While most Australians have heard of the Kokoda Track - the scene…
Brothers In Arms - A Vietnam War Story
In the early months of 1969, six men met on a swift boat on the Mekong Delta during some of the worst fighting of the Vietnam War. Five of the men were crewmates - Tommy, Mike, Gene, David, Del - and the came from across America, from Boston to Northern…
In My lifetime
Directed by a former ABC network news executive producer, In My Lifetime provides a comprehensive look at the full scope and impact of the nuclear age from its beginnings to the present day, including the international efforts by citizens, scientists and political leaders to reduce or eliminate the nuclear threat.…