Pacem Films and Speakers

Pacem in Terris has a library of peace and justice related films that it has been accumulating for the years. We loan these films out to faith-based and other groups for use in their educational programs. Here is the list of films:

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   1 Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price “This movie takes you behind the glitz and into the real lives of workers and their families, business owners, and their communities in an extraordinary journey that will challenge the way you think, feel….and shop.”
2 Bill Moyer’s Journal: Buying the War “Veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism.”
3 Howard Zinn: You can’t be neutral on a moving train “This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist, and author, Peter Zinn. Zinn is the author of “A People’s History of the United States. He is an extraordinary man who served as a catalyst for progressive change for over 60 years.”
4 Rethink Afghanistan “Award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation deliver a ground-breaking documentary that shatters all perceived truths behind the war in Afghanistan.”
5 The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream “The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.”
6 A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash “An unforgettable and shocking wake up call, A CRUDE AWAKENING offers a rock-solid argument that the era of cheap oil is passed. Relentless and clear eyed, this intensively researched film drills deep into the uncomfortable realities of a world that is both addicted to fossil fuels and blissfully unaware of the looming “peak oil” crisis.”
7 “From the Mills River to Babylon and Back….The Jimmy Massey Story” “An in-depth documentary film on a former Marine’s experience in Iraq, economic conscript, the price he paid to tell the “real truth” about the war, unscrupulous recruitment practices, PTSD, depleted uranium use by the U.S. and how the democracy of the United States was compromised by an administration who led us into a conflict that never should have been fought.”
8 Sicko A hilariously scathing indictment of America’s failing health system. Combining powerful personal testimonials with shocking statistics, Moore pull the curtain back on the greedy HMOs, drug companies and congressmen who keep us ill.”
9 Flow: For the Love of Water2008 A award-winning documentary directed by Irena Salina. It investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply.
10 Capitalism: A Love Story “In presenting a fireball of a movie that might change your life, Moore skewers both major political parties for selling out the millions of people devastated by loss of homes and jobs to interest the fat capitalists.”
11 Crude: The Real  Price of Oil “Three years in the making, CRUDE tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron.”
12 Blood and Oil The notion that oil motivates America’s military engagements in the Middle East has long been dismissed as a nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. BLOOD AND OIL challenges this conventional wisdom to correct the historical record.
13 The War on Democracy “This film demonstrates the brutal reality of the America’s notion of “spreading democracy”; that, in fact America is actually conducting a war on democracy and the true popular democracy is now more likely to be found among the poorest of Latin American countries.”
14 Life & Debt “This film portrays the relationship between Jamacian poverty and the practices of international lending agencies while driving home the devastating consequences of globalization.”
15 Arab & Jew: Return to the Promised Land “This program taps the powerful yearnings of two peoples as they pursue and preserve their nationalist goals of returning to their ideal historic land. This movie illustrates both unchanging views and an evolution of attitudes by Israelis and Palestinians from before and after the Oslo peace process.”
16 Off to War: From Rural Arkansas to Iraq OFF TO WAR tracks the citizen soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard as they came face to face with the horrors of war.  This is the first film to track soldiers from the beginning to the end of their experience at war. It documents the war through scenes of everything from full-scale combat to the birth of a first child to a soldier’s funeral.
17 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers This film tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official who leaked 7,000 pages worth of classified documents to the New York Times, proving to the American people that the Vietnam war was based on decades of lie and deception and triggering a string of events that led directly to Watergate, the end of the Vietnam war, and Nixon’s resignation.
18 Justice for All: The Documentary This movie illustrates a three year comprehensive study designed to delve into the minds of youth who commit minor crimes and examine how the justice system is designed to rehabilitate young offenders.
19 Ending U.S. Sponsored Torture: A Study for People of Faith An examination of torture and what people of all faiths can do to end it.
20 Poet of Poverty A movie based on the letters of Pastor Charles Doyle to his friends and congregation. In moving prose, Doyle describes his anger and resentment about America’s neglect for the poorest city in America: Camden, New Jersey.
21 The Road to Guantanamo This film examines the roots of terrorism and documents the experiences of three young British Muslims who take a reckless journey into Afghanistan just as the coalition bombs Al-Qaeda strongholds. American troops capture the young men and send them to Guantanamo where they come face to face with the harsh realities of the American war on terrorism, until British intelligence makes a startling discovery.
22 Bringing Down A Dictator This film documents the success of a Serbian student-led, pro-democracy movement called Otpor! The group led a non-violent campaign to oust the Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic who incited war and genocide in the former Yugoslavia. Through their courage and audacity they were successful in creating change.
23 Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers This movie explores the shift of American military model to private contractors. It examines the abuses of these contractors in Iraq and implications of the danger of continuing the process of privatizing our defense forces.
24 War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death This film examines how journalists fail to fulfill their role as government watchdogs in the face of war. Drawing from evidence throughout history, the filmmakers find that journalist comply and promote government agendas for war.
25 Hidden in Plain Sight “Informative and provocative, this documentary presents different points of view, which illuminate the turbulent reality of Latin America, demystify the policy-making process, and shed light on some of the most complex and urgent problems facing U.S. citizens today.”
26 Confronting the Truth This film follows the work of truth commissions who document human rights abuses, search for patterns, and make recommendations on how to transform and prevent violent conflicts. The film follows the truth commissions in South Africa, Peru, East Timor, and Morocco.
27 A Force More Powerful “A FORCE MORE POWERFUL is a two-part documentary series on one of the 20th century’s most important and least-known stories-how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule.”
28 Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority “A powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and U.S. Government involvement. The film is presented through a series of highly-stylized visual edits and accompanied with thought provoking commentaries.
29 Trashed A provocative investigation on one of the fastest growing industries in the United States: the garbage business. This film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture….the disposal of what our society defines as “waste” and effect of this waste on the environment.
30 Constantine’s Sword The film in an astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity.   Film maker, James Carroll is a practicing Catholic who confronts persecution and violence in the name of God—both in the past and today.
31 I Know I’m Not Alone “Armed with an acoustic guitar and a video camera, musician Michael Franti takes us on a musical journey through war and occupation in Iraq, Israel, and Palestine. Along the way, he shares his music with families, doctors, musicians, soldiers and everyday people who in return reveal to him the overlooked human costs of war.”
32 Beyond Barbed Wire “BEYOND BARBED WIRE” recounts the struggle that the offspring of interned Japanese Americans faced when they fought for America in WWII.
33 At Deaths Door This film follows the remarkable career journey of Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain in the infamous “Walls” prison in Huntsville, Texas. He ministered 95 men who were executed, no inmate’s execution would haunt him more than that of Carlos De Luna, a young convict who he firmly believed was innocent.
34 The Cats of Mirikitani This film documents the journey of a Jimmy Mirikitani, an 80 year-old Japanese American artists who was interned in the U.S. during WWII. The film follows him as he searches for and is reconnected with his family and heals past wounds with his artwork.
35 Food Inc FOOD INC. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our environment.
36 Afghan Star This timely and moving film documents the dramatic stories of four young finalists in the widely popular American-Idol style series Afghan Star.  The finalists hazard everything to become the nation’s favorite performer.
37 The End of America Based on the book by Naomi Wolf, the film investigates parallels between our current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in once-free societies.
38 King Corn Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. KING CORN shows how—and why—whenever you eat a hamburger or drink a soda, you’re really consuming…corn.
39 Nuclear Reaction: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free “A gripping chronicle of the remarkable way New Zealand moved from blind support for the bombing of Hiroshima to become the first nation in the world to declare itself nuclear free.”
40 Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media “Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of world renowned linguist, intellectual, and political activist, Noam Chomsky highlighting Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.”
41 Beyond Treason “The documentary presents comprehensive and compelling documentation from U.S. government archives of a massive cover-up lasting over two decades to hide the true causes of Gulf-War Illnesses.”
42 Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace Biography examines the life and endeavors of Mahatma Gandhi.
43 Contaminated Forever: The Deadly Aftermath of Depleted Uranium Weapons This documentary exposes the terrible consequences of the use of so-called depleted uranium weapons for test purposes and in the battlefield. These weapons were used in Iraq, the Balkans, on testing grounds throughout the U.S and possibly in other nations.
44 Arlington West A riveting journey into temporary cemeteries on the sand, created every Sunday in Santa Barbra, Santa Monica, Oceanside, Huntington Beach and other locations throughout America by Veterans for Peace.
45 9/11 and the American Empire Evidence that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated by the Bush Administration—to expand the American empire. Addressed to religious people who take their religion’s moral principles seriously.
46 The Narrow Path This film tackles the issues of peace and nonviolence through the story of John Dear, SJ, a celebrated peace activist and author of over 20 books. His life story has been a journey into the radical message of the Gospel and Jesus’ instruction to love our enemies.
47 Last Chance for Eden From the award winning director of The Color of Fear, comes Lee Mun Wah’s long awaited film about nine women and men who begin an honest and emotionally charged conversation about how racism and sexism have affected their lives.
48 Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad Thomas Garrett and William Still: two of the great stationmasters on the critical eastern line of the Underground Railroad. With the help of legendary Harriet Tubman and an army of unnamed heroes, they conducted thousands of fugitives up the east coast.
49 A Separate Place: The Schools P.S. DuPont Built A documentary about the ambiguous legacy of segregation and desegregation in African American education. Focusing on the schools built by P.S. du Pont in Delaware, the film is based on the compelling interviews with teachers and students.
50 Peace One Day PEACE ONE DAY is the story of one man’s attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to officially sanction a global ceasefire day. This documentary chars the remarkable 5-year journey of filmmaker Jeremy Gilley as he searches for a government to sponsor the ceasefire resolution and bring it to the U.N.
51 White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki This extraordinary HBO Documentary Film presents shocking archival footage, stunning photography, and heartrending interviews from both Japanese survivors of the attacks and the Americans who believed their involvement would help end a brutal conflict.
52 The Debt of Dictators The Debt of Dictators: How Multinational Banks Supported Dictators in DR Congo, South Africa, the Philippines, and Argentina asks whether it is fair that poor and innocent people in the world today have to repay the debts of former dictators.
53 Leading to War: See Where the Truth Lies LEADING TO WAR documents how the Bush administration made the case to the American people for military action in Iraq, despite the opposition of many allies, the U.N., and millions of its own citizens.
54 Conversation with Dr. Eugene McGowan This film documents the life of Dr. Eugene McGowan, the first African American school psychologist in the state of Delaware. He was active in civil rights activities as a member of the board of both the state and Wilmington branches of the NAACP.
55 Reverend Maurice J. Moyer: Civil Rights Activist This film documents the life of Reverent Maurice J. Moyer who moved to Delaware in the 1950s after attending seminary at Lincoln University. As President of the Wilmington NAACP in the 1960s, he led struggles to desegregate public accommodations, employment, and housing in Delaware.
56 Investigation of a Flame: The Catonsville Nine INVESTIGATION OF A FLAME recounts the events of May 17, 1968 when nine Vietnam War protesters, including a nurse, an artist and three priests, walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and incinerated them with homemade napalm.
57 The Color of Fear THE COLOR OF FEAR is the award winning documentary about eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent, who spend a weekend together talking about racism.
58 Weapons of Mass Deception WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION examines both the military war being waged in Iraq and the propaganda techniques used by the media.
59 Jane Mitchell: African American Nurse
60 Beyond our Differences BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES provides a tapestry of distinct voices and viewpoints regarding spirituality, woven with one universal message of hope. It also explores the work inspired by great leaders such as Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama.
61 The Exonerated This film relays the true stories of six exonerated survivors of death row. The film will engage your emotion, incite your passion, and envelop you in their search for the lost small pieces of dignity and the lives so unceremoniously interrupted.
62 The Peace! Dvd The Peace! Dvd is the definitive documentary for peace movements in our times.  Touching on the 2000 Presidential Elections and September 11th 2001, Afghanistan, Iraq, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction.
63 The Corporation In this acclaimed documentary, 40 corporate insiders and critics explore the nature and spectacular rise of the most pervasive institution of our time.
64 Refusing to Kill “A powerful tribute to the individuals who refuse to kill in conflicts across the globe…” Morning Star UK
65 The Ground Truth “Hear and witness our soldiers in this penetrating film. The shocking Iraq War ground conflict is only a prelude to the even more challenging battles these reluctant heroes face upon their return home.”
66 Sir! No Sir! A powerful look at the suppressed story of the GI movement to end the war in Vietnam.
67 Who Killed the Electric Car? WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR is a murder mystery like no other as it unravels the puzzling demise of a vehicle that could have saved the environment from its dangerous addiction to foreign oil.
68 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room This film details the shocking inside story of one of history’s greatest business scandals.
69 No End in Sight: Iraq’s Descent into Chaos This film provides a candid retelling of events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003 and chronicles the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality, and anarchy.
70 Why We Fight WHY WE FIGHT is an unflinching look at the anatomy of American war-making. Granted unparalleled access, the film launches a nonpartisan inquiry into the forces-political, economic, and ideological that drive America to fight.
71 The 11th Hour The film documents America’s rush toward global ecological collapse and provides an urgent transformational look at where we have been, where we’re going, and –most important—how we can change.
72 Faithful Security: The Last Best Chance FAITHFUL SECURITY opens a dialogue on the issue of unsecured nuclear weapons and materials in more than forty countries around the world. Some of these deadly materials are secured by nothing more than an underpaid guard and a chain link fence.
73 An Inconvenient Truth Former Vice President Al Gore presents an eye-opening and compelling view of the future of our pain and our civilization. This film cuts through the myths and misconceptions about global warming and shows that global warming is a real and present danger.
74 The Power of Nightmares This BBC documentary compares the neo-conservative contingent to radical-Islamist government and argues that the notion that radical Islamist movement is a threat to the U.S. is a myth perpetuated by the neo-conservatives.
75 The Refugees of the Blue Planet THE REFUGEES OF THE BLUE PLANET is a hard-hitting documentary that brings us to the heart of the major issues confronting humanity including global warming, forced displacement, natural resources exploitation and environmental degradation.
76 In Transition: From Oil Dependence to Local Resilience This film examines a movement of communities around the world responding creatively and proactively to peak oil and climate change, seeing them as an historic opportunity to build the world anew.
77 The Election Files: The Theft of 2008 Greg Palast investigates illicit activities during the 2000, 2004, and 2008 elections.
78 Interfaith Listening Program
79 Ghosts of Abu Ghraib This HBO documentary explores the dark events that occurred in 2003 at Abu Ghraib, the infamous Iraqi prison. Interweaving news and archival footage, unsettling still photos of the crimes, and eyewitness accounts from military personnel and victims, THE GHOSTS OF ABU GHARAIB offers new insights into these events
80 The Land of Settlers Israeli reporter, Chaim Yavin travels to Jewish settlements in the West Bank city of Hebron and interviews Jewish and Arab residents exposing an insider view of the conflicts in Hebron.
81 9-11 Revisited Examines some of the unanswered questions surrounding the events and investigation of 9-11.
82 The People Speak Examines the concept of democracy based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans, who through their words and actions, changed the course of history.
83 The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived the Peak Oil When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis—feeding the populations. The film tells the story of the Cuban people’s hardship, ingenuity, and triumph over sudden adversity.
84 The Hurt Locker  The Hurt Locker follows a squad of soldiers tasked with bomb disposal in the Iraq war.
85 The Conscientious Objector: The True Story of an American Soldier Tells the story of Desmond T. Doss, a WWII hero who never once touched a firearm. Documentary by Terry L. Benedict
86 Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life Interview the perpetrators of a triple homicide in Texas, members of the victim’s family, members of the perpetrators families, prison officials & staff who have to perform executions, law enforcement etc.  It is a profound look at the death penalty in which the people he interviews are so open and honest that we never lose sight of their humanity. Documentary by Werner Herzog
87 A Evolving Legacy: Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act Looks at the coastal zone act which Governor Russell Peterson guided to passage in 1972 and its lasting impact.  Featuring interviews with former Gov. Peterson and others who were instrumental in its passage as well as people who are working hard to protect it today
88 Gasland Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the US.  It has a wonderfully folksy touch with people, leading to great interviews, lots of information and good banjo playing. Documentary by Josh Fox, it won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary
89 No Impact Man Follow Colin Beavan, a guilty New York liberal who decided to practice what he preaches for one year. He turns off the electricity, stops making garbage, gives up TV, taxis and takeout.  He becomes a walking, bicycling, composting, tree hugging, polar bear saving, local food eating citizen all taking his baby daughter & caffeine loving, retail obsessed, television addicted wife along with him.  The film is hilarious, riveting and provocative. Documentary by  Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein
90 Green Zone A Hollywood thriller starring Matt Damon as a rogue U.S.Army officer who must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil before war escalates in an unstable region
91 Inside Job Traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships corrupting politics, regulation and academia. Exposes the truth behind the economic crisis of 2008 that resulted in a global financial meltdown at the cost of over $20 trillion. Causing millions of people to lose their homes and jobs.  Documentary by Charles Ferguson
92 Beyond Our Differences This film gives hope by exploring past and present religious-inspired movements that have resulted in positive change. In addition the work of great leaders such as Gandhi, D.Tutu and the Dali Lama, it interviews modern day visionaries whose faith has given them the courage to promote social change.
93 Crash Course: The Next Twenty Years are Going to be Completely Unlike the Last A 3 hour lecture by Chris Martenson weaving together a single story about the economy energy and the environment with lots of graphs and charts. (Easily broken down into shorter segments.)
94 The World According to Monsanto2008 The story of Monsanto, a century old corporation with a controversial past and today’s leader in genetically modified crops.  Monsanto claims it wants to solve world hunger and protect the environment but its quest for market supremacy is to the detriment of global food security and environmental stability.
95 Dirt! The Movie2009 Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! It takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty! Documentary by Bill Benenson and Gene Roscow
96 Fuel2008 Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America’s addiction to oil. The film never dwells on the negative, but instead shows us the easy solutions already within our reach.
97 Carbon Nation2010 A documentary film by Peter Byck about technological- and community-based energy solutions to the growing worldwide carbon footprint. The film is narrated by Bill Kurtis.
98 The Economics of Happiness2011 Describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power; they’re starting to forge a very different future.
99 Pray the Devil Back to Hell2008

 

Chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Ordinary women, both Christian and Muslim, came together to pray for peace &then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical in bringing about an agreement during the stalled peace talks.
100 The Tillman Story2010 Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn’t done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. The fact that the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool is unfathomable and thoroughly explored in Amir Bar-Lev’s riveting and enraging documentary.
101 Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin2003 An activist, organizer and “troublemaker,” Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the American civil rights movement. His passionate belief in Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence drew other leaders to him in the 1940’s and 50’s; his practice of those beliefs drew the attention of the FBI and police. In 1963, Rustin brought his unique skills to the crowning glory of his civil rights career: his work organizing the March on Washington, the biggest protest America had ever seen. But his open homosexuality forced him to remain in the background, marking him again and again as a “brother outsider.”
102 Waste Land2010 Follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Director Lucy Walker and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
103 America’s New Air Force -60 Minutes2009 Increasingly, the U.S. military is relying on un-manned, often armed aircraft to track and destroy the enemy – sometimes controlled from bases thousands of miles away from the battlefront.
104 Blue Gold World Water Wars200/ Corporate giants, private investors, & corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, & revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive? Written by Sam Bozzo
105 Buck2010 The documentary follows Brannaman to several stops on his normal, 40-week-per-year circuit of ranches where he gives clinics on “natural horsemanship”. The life of Buck Brannaman from his childhood living with an abusive father to his successful approach to handling and training horses. He teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
106 Edward Loper- African American  Painter2012 Based on a 1998 oral interview. Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated cultural figures. Born on the east side of Wilmington, Delaware. Loper worked for the Works Progress Administration Art Project, and then took a job at the Allied Kid leather tanning factory, where he continued painting after working hours. In the late 1940s he became a full-time art instructor and painter.
107 Escape From Suburbia2007 Gregory Greene addresses the coming energy crisis caused by peak oil. He outlines potential solutions with interviews with individuals from across the continents that were brave enough to challenge their communities toward change.
108 The Exonerated2005 A made-for-cable television film which dramatizes the true stories of six people who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and other offenses, placed on death row, and later exonerated and freed after serving varying years in prison. It was based on a successful stage play of the same name written by Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank and first aired on the former CourtTV cable television network on January 27, 2005. It is directed by Bob Balaban was produced by Radical Media.
109 Fixing the Future 2010 David Brancaccio visits people and organizations reinventing the American economy. Communities are creating jobs and building prosperity using sustainable and innovative approaches. It’s a revolution from the ground up.
110 Forks over Knives 2011 Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Directed by Lee Fulkerson
111 TED -The Future We Will Create Inside the World of TED2007 Gives you an all-access pass inside the world of TED to what Wired Magazine refers to as “arguably the hottest gathering around.” Every year for four days, an eclectic group of the world’s most brilliant minds converge to share big new ideas that will shape our future. For the first time you are invited behind the scenes with actor Daphne Zuniga as she takes you on this amazing journey of discovery, laughter and inspiration that is TED
112 How to Start a Revolution2011 The remarkable untold story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world’s leading expert on non-violent revolution. This new film (from first time director Ruaridh Arrow) reveals how Gene’s work has given a new generation of revolutionary leaders the weapons needed to overthrow dictators. It shows how his 198 steps to non-violent regime change have inspired uprisings from Serbia to Ukraine and from Egypt to Syria and how his work has spread across the globe in an unstoppable wave of profound democratic change. How To Start A Revolution is the story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution and the man behind it all.
113 I’m Carolyn ParkerThe Good, the Mad and the Beautiful

2011

Director Jonathan Demme’s intimate account of Parker’s five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community — and her life. Documents the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. What began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil-rights activist
114 In a Better World2010 Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness
115 The Interrupters2011 Tells the story of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. It examines a year in which Chicago drew national headlines for violence and murder that plagued the city. The film features the work of CeaseFire, an initiative of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention.
116 The Invisible War2012 An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. Director Kirby Dick
117 Koch Brothers Exposed2012 An expose on the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who helped finance the conservative political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.
118 The Last Mountain2011 A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia in a battle for the future of energy that affects us all. Directed by Bill Haney
119 Of Gods & Men2010 Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. Director Xavier Beauvois
120 Prophets of Peace By The Peace Center at Birmingham
121 The Power of Forgiveness2007 Explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions and translates it into a popular, accessible documentary film for national public television. The film also explores the role forgiveness holds in various faiths traditions. It provides an honest look at the intensity of anger and grief that human nature is heir to
122 Heist Who Stole the American Dream?

2012

 

a 2011 documentary film about the government deregulation that led to the Great Recession. It was directed and produced by Donald Goldmacher and journalist Frances Causey and narrated by Thom Hartmann.
123 Uncovered: TheWhole Truth about the Iraq War      2004 Interviews with varied U.S officials and experts offer a deconstruction on the Bush administration’s case for war in Iraq in the wake of 9/11. Director: Robert Greenwald
124 The War Tapes 2006 Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.  Director: Deborah Scranton
125 Rise of the Drones  2013 Drones. These unmanned flying robots–some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds–do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, and kill has remained secret. But now, with rare access to drone engineers and those who fly them for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies
126 Slacker Uprising2007 Footage from Michael Moore’s 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls “the birth of a new political generation.”
127 Keeping the Peace   2009 After the brutal murder of his son in Iraq, peace activist Michael Berg decides to run for congress to put an end to the war. Directors:  JJ Garvine, Tai Parquet
128 The Dark Side of Chocolate              2010

 

The Dark Side of Chocolate is a 2010 documentary film about the exploitation and slave trading of African children to harvest chocolate still occurring nearly ten years after the cocoa industry pledged to end it.
129 I AM2011 I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?
196 Beyond the Next Harvest
197 The Vietnam War –Volume 1 & 22007 Now THE HISTORY CHANNEL presents a comprehensive 2-disc set that profiles the decision-makers and chronicles each key event in the Vietnam war, from the advisors arrival in 1959 to the airlift from the roof of the American Embassy in 1975. Archival footage and interviews with historians and veterans reveal the military and political strategies in play, and CBS News archives take viewers to the frontlines to witness the daily struggles of American servicemen and women.
198 Vietnam’s Unseen War –Pictures from the Other Side2002 Explorer looks at the Vietnam war from the perspective of North Vietnamese war photographers.
199 David Schoenbrun on Vietnam Newsman and analyst Schoenbrun, now in the process of teaching a course about Vietnam at the Graduate School of International Affairs at Columbia University, presents bore what he terms “”answers”” instead of “”facts”” re why we are there and how we can get out.
200 The Fabric of  Peace Quilt Project The Fabric of Peace is an on-going project begun in 2008. Women artists from around the world are creating fabric swatches which will be assembled to create a quilt. The quilt will be displayed in the United States and abroad. The Fabric of Peace is a positive statement by women, connecting our shared interest in keeping peace in the world.
201 Hiroshima: A Mother’s Prayer   2012 The Festival 2012 Films 2012 Short Films Hiroshima A Mother’s Prayer weapons and world peace from the viewpoint of a mother in Hiroshima.
202 Ishmael Beah A Long Way Gone:  Memoir of a Boy Soldier Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story. At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. Eventually released by the army and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, he struggled to regain his humanity and to reenter the world of civilians, who viewed him with fear and suspicion. This is, at last, a story of redemption and hope.
203 The Iraq Photo Project –Fellowship for Reconciliation
204 Ruth Kolber Memorial Service Dec 25,1916- Dec 5, 2009 -2 Disc Set
205 No More Victims First of all: NO MORE VICTIMS helps these Iraqi children and their families big time. Second: The mainstream media does show these stories, which allows American people to see what the war in Iraq has done to the children. And Third: When the children and their parents go back to Iraq, they let their friends and family members know that many American people are against the war and have been from the beginning.
206 Renewal RENEWAL is the first feature-length documentary film to capture the vitality and diversity of today’s religious-environmental activists. With great courage, these women, men and children are re-examining what it means to be human and how we live on this planet.
207 Leave My Child Alone A Family Privacy Project to Protect Students from Unwanted Military Recruiting.  Burieddeep within the No Child Left Behind Act is a provision that requires public high schools to hand over private student information to military recruiters.

The purpose of this invasion of family privacy is to allow minor students to be recruited at home by telephone calls, mail and personal visits. If a school does not comply, it risks losing vital federal education funds.

208 Quiet Revolution 2006 Quiet Revolution. Narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Bradley Whitford, the film features U.S. Senator Barack Obama and describes how an increasingly influential movement on the far right has waged a sustained war on the Constitution as we know it
209 Waging Peace  2005 This is a short video about the human cost of the Iraq war produced in 2005 as an online companion to AFSC’s Eyes Wide Open exhibit. It was viewed more than 750,000 times during the next four years.—
210 Welcome to New Orleans
211 Living Downstream Living Downstream is a cinematic feature-length documentary based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
212 Fresh2009

 

 

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
213 Stud Terkel at 95 Amy Goodman spends the hour talking about his life, his work, his thoughts on the past century May 16,2007.
214 Greasy Rider Picture a cross-country road trip powered by vegetable oil in a 1981 Mercedes-Benz
215 Earth Cinema Circle208 vol 1
216 The House I Live In As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage upon future generations of Americans. In forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.
217 The Other Son “The Other Son” is the moving and provocative tale of two young men — one Israeli, the other Palestinian — who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective families.
218 Dirty Wars Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars.
219 Promised Land A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.
220 Inequality for All A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap.
221 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer / songwriters of the last century. Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best known songs including “”Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “”Turn, Turn, Turn” and “”If I Had A Hammer.”
222 The Story of Human Rights The Story of Human Rights is the history of human rights, culminating in a single charter that contains them all: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But with the grim reality of widespread human rights abuses today, this film tells where human rights must begin in order to produce decisive change in the wider world.
223 The Best Government Money Can Buy? Francis Megahy examines the role and influence of lobbyists in American politics.
224 Shadows of Liberty Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.
225 Shell Shocked New Orleans, Louisiana has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the United States. New Orleans government, law enforcement, community leaders, and well-intentioned citizens cannot agree on a prognosis or a solution to this situation. Wherever a disagreement is escalating into violence, an execution is being planned, or a victim is taking his last breath, it is more than likely a youth is witnessing or carrying out these actions. We are looking for positive solutions to an extremely negative situation.
226 The Man Who Saved the World Few people know of him… Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war and the devastation of much of the Earth.
227 Pay 2 Play Pay 2 Play is an entertaining documentary about the corrupting influence of money in politics featuring Robert Reich, Lawrence Lessig, Marianne Williamson, Noam Chomsky, Van Jones and more. The film explores the status quo, and offers a set of simple solutions we can all work on together to take back our democracy.
228 Broken on All Sides The documentary focuses on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race and poverty within criminal justice.
229 Disruption: Climate. Change. ‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.
230 Countdown to Zero Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.
231 A Step Too Far? A Contemplation on Forgiveness Most of us at some time in our lives feel that we have been wronged by others in some way. It may be as a result of malicious gossip or maybe a violent act or even worse. How do we react in such situations? Do we lash out at the offender, are we eaten up with the desire for revenge? ‘A Step Too Far?’ investigates an alternative to revenge; the idea of forgiveness. From Northern Ireland to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ordinary people share their real life stories and how they have come to view forgiveness.
 232 American Muslims: facts vs. fiction
233 The Muslims are Coming! Comedy