Voices for Peace: Four Films on Grassroots Activism

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Choose Life 
On June 12, 1982, over a million people gathered in New York City to call for an end to the nuclear arms race. Presented in a fast-paced, up-beat style, Choose…
Call of the Peace Pagoda 
In 1945, Nichidatsu Fujii, a Japanese Buddhist monk, witnessed the devastation of Hiroshima and had a spiritual vision for world peace. Fujii's vision was to create peace shrines around the…
Straight Talk 
No one understands war and the military better than a veteran. Yet many of America's young people learn about war only from Hollywood, politicians, and recruiters. Straight Talk features five…
Voices for Peace
Nobel Peace prize laureates Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Perez Esquivel, along with various journalists, authors and human rights activists raise critical questions about U.S. foreign and military policy following the…

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