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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 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 ...

Categories: Cost of War, Featured

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 ...

Categories: DR Congo, Featured

SUMMARY This powerful videoclip gives rare insight into the motivations and justifications for rape by armed militia in the DR Congo. The interviewees are fighters in a Mai Mai militia. The Mai Mai were initially community-based groups that formed during the Second Congo War for village self-defence.  (The men’s belief   Read More ...

Categories: DR Congo, Featured

SUMMARY Canadian documentary filmmaker Shelley Saywell traces the life cycle of small arms and light weapons. From France to South Africa, Bosnia, Moldova, the United States and Canada, Devil’s Bargain examines the ways in which guns slip from legal to illicit markets to fuel wars and conflicts globally. (5-min excerpt   Read More ...

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A Realistic Vision for...

Posted on Jun - 19 - 2012

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God Grew Tired of...

Posted on Jun - 19 - 2012

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