Ashland Center for Nonviolence
Videos on RESERVE NOW at the Ashland University Library
A Force More Powerful – Written, produced and directed by Steve York
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. In South Africa in 1907, Mohandas Gandhi led Indiana immigrants in a nonviolent fight for rights denied them by white rulers. The power that Gandhi pioneered has been used by underdogs on every continent and in every decade of the 20th century, to fight for their rights and freedom.
Little Town of Bethlehem-Written, produced and directed by Jim Hanon
SEPARATE JOURNEYS TO THE SAME DESTINATION – Discover how a courageous commitment to nonviolence is uniting Palestinians and Israelis.
Come face to face with the struggle for a nonviolent solution to the crisis that has torn apart the people of Israel and Palestine. Little Town of Bethlehem, a bold documentary by award-winning director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green, share the gripping story of how three men from different sides of the conflict have chosen to risk everything to bring peace to their homelands. Their stories will dare you to believe that the dream for a just peace in a troubled region is not only possible, but is becoming a reality.
Children of War – A Film by Bryan Single
Filmed inside northern Uganda, CHILDREN OF WAR is a unique and incandescent documentary which follows the story of a group of former child soldiers as they undergo a process of trauma therapy and healing while in a rehabilitation center.
Having been abducted from their homes and schools and forced to become fighters by the Lord’s Resistance Army – a quasi-religious militia led by self-proclaimed prophet and war criminal Joseph Kony - the children struggle to confront and break through years of brutal abuse, extreme religious ideology, and participation in war crimes with the help of a heroic team of trauma counselors.
As these fearless allies guide the children forward into new lives, CHILDREN OF WAR illuminates a pow4erful and cathartic story of forgiveness and hope in the aftermath of war.
The Christmas Truce – A Documentary of The History Channel
The Western Front saw some of the deadliest fighting of World War I. It was thus all the more miraculous that on December 23, 1914, German and British soldiers stationed in Ypres, Belgium, spontaneously ceased hostilities and celebrated together.
For months, the troops had faced one another from a series of trenches, battling fiercely over the No Man’s Land between them. But on Christmas Eve, when German soldiers began decorating their trenches and singing Christmas carols, British troops responded by singing carols of their own. After exchanging shouted greetings, the two sides met on the battleground. Gifts were exchanged, fallen soldiers were recovered and buried, and the Christmas truce spread along the Front.
This stirring account of The Christmas Truce is filled with eyewitness reports from soldiers, many of whom described it as the most memorable Christmas of their lives.