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SUMMARY Top Goon is a puppet show that portrays the serious political issues in Syria.   Read More ...

SUMMARY This documentary introduces a unqiue post-conflict reconciliation project in Colombia . San Francisco, a   Read More ...

SUMMARY Boys and girls in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan skateboard as a hobby thanks to the   Read More ...

SUMMARY This 1952 Oscar-winning short film begins in seemingly comical fashion with two amicable neighbours   Read More ...

SUMMARY This documentary combines the story of journalist Suroosh Alvi’s journey to understand the conflict   Read More ...

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SUMMARY This documentary provides insight into regional interests to help us understand Taliban successes in the Afghanistan conflict. The main focus is on the interests of neighbouring Pakistan and on Pashtun tribal interests that span the Afghan-Pakistan border. The film argues that any conflict in Afghanistan affects Pakistan and vice   Read More ...

SUMMARY Top Goon is a puppet show that portrays the serious political issues in Syria. Through black comedy, it criticizes (and ridicules) the Syrian regime. The show is produced by Masati Mati, a group of Syrian actors who operate from within Syria. This first of 13 episodes was uploaded to   Read More ...

SUMMARY This documentary introduces a unqiue post-conflict reconciliation project in Colombia . San Francisco, a town in Antioquia Province, is a community that has been heavily affected by the conflicts in Colombia. An American non-profit, Survivor Corps, and Colombian organizations Fundacion para la Reconciliacion and Corporacion ConCiudadania, are confronting the   Read More ...

SUMMARY Jody Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for spearheading the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. In this short TEDTalks videoclip Jodi challenges us to “reclaim what peace really means.” She first gives us her own definition of peace, and then through anecdotes of other human rights activists,   Read More ...

SUMMARY This moving and engaging film documents the tumultuous journey that three young Sudanese men, John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach, and Panther Bior, take when they immigrate to Pennsylvania in the United States from their ‘home’ in a U.N Refugee Camp in Kenya. Originally from southern Sudan, these young men,   Read More ...

SUMMARY Boys and girls in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan skateboard as a hobby thanks to the NGO Skateistan. In this documentary we meet some of the children benefitting from the program, watch them play, and view the streets of Kabul.   VIEW VIDEO  http://vimeo.com/32234310 STUDY GUIDE Download here LEARN MORE Shreddin’   Read More ...

SUMMARY This 1952 Oscar-winning short film begins in seemingly comical fashion with two amicable neighbours claiming possession over a flower that spontaneously appears between their two houses. The good natured squabble quickly evolves into violence. With its parable style, this story is as relevant today as it was in 1952.   Read More ...

SUMMARY Author Ishmael Beah tells a riveting personal story. At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered the Sierrra Leone countryside. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, given a gun, and forced to fight. He is eventually released and sent to a UNICEF   Read More ...

Summary A stunningly well shot video of a one boy’s journey as a refugee of the Somalia conflict and then of the Libyan Revolution. Young Omar talks of his former dreams and reveals his current hopelessness. (March 2011) 7:00 min. Study Guide  Download Video Clip  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438RTgGPSp8&noredirect=1  Produced by: Amnesty International   Read More ...

SUMMARY This documentary combines the story of journalist Suroosh Alvi’s journey to understand the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the highly complex situation he ultimately uncovers there. In parts 4 and 5 of the series, the journalist goes deep into the jungle to interview a Mai   Read More ...

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