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Decision in the Streets
Decision in the Streets shows the tumultuous beginnings of the Bay Area civil rights and peace protest movement from 1960 to 1965. Street demonstrations in the Bay Area during the first half of the 1960's grew out of the peace movement and the support for the southern civil rights fight…
No Greater Cause and Faces of Vietnam Protest
No Greater Cause chronicles the height of the anti-Vietnam war movement in the Bay Area. Footage shows the massive confrontations in Oakland between police and anti-draft protestors in l967; the rally of 100,000 against the war at Kezar Stadium in April, l967. On October 12, 1968, GI's for Peace organized…
Freedom March
Freedom March features the San Francisco civil rights protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area black churches and the labor movement in support of the Birmingham, Alabama Campaign against segregation led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The film shows the…
Hot Damn!
Hot Damn! contains footage of the 1965 Bay Area peace movement at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly. Segments include the Berkeley, California, troop train demonstrations; the Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) peace protest at the Oakland Army Base; the October 15-16, 1965 International Days of…
War Redefined
Part of the Series: Women, War & Peace
The capstone of Women, War & Peace, War Redefined challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Their experiences reveal how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the…
Everyman
Everyman is the name of a boat built in Sausalito by Bay Area peace movement activists to sail into Pacific Ocean nuclear test zones to protest nuclear testing. The film covers the building of the boat and Everyman's first and only voyage on May 27, 1962 when it sailed out…
Paris Commands Its King
March to Versailles with thousands of women and National Guardsmen to protest the price of bread and to lobby the king for political changes. This huge demonstration compelled the king and queen to move to Paris and revealed the power of popular activism.
The Chikukwa Project
This is a feel good story out of Africa. For more than 20 years, an amazing permaculture project has been working in Zimbabwe. Where once the people of the Chikukwa villages suffered hunger, malnutrition and high rates of disease, this community of seven thousand has turned its fortunes around. During…
Women, War & Peace
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Women, War & Peace is a bold new PBS mini-series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain. Women, War & Peace places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare. Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda…
Peace Unveiled
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When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women's rights don't get traded away in the deal. One…
Red Matildas
Women, Peace and Politics in the Great Depression - Three women discuss their history and involvement with the Communist Party of Australia. May Pennefather trained to be a nurse, and in 1937, after working in both Perth and Sydney, she volunteered to go to Spain as part of a nursing…
Femme - Women Healing the World
Femme is a celebration of Women around the World. It is an innovative effort to illuminate the thoughts, voices and insights of women the world over. It is an opportunity for women to be heard and to hear one another in an unfiltered regard on issues that touch the core…