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A Force More Powerful is a Documentary series which explores one of the 20th century's most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, and nominated for an Emmy, A Force More Powerful premiered on PBS in September 2000. (2 X 84 min

A Force More Powerful

A Force More Powerful Documentary Series 

PART 1: In the 1930s, Gandhi leads a campaign of civil disobedience to loosen’s Britain’s hold on power. Nonviolent weapons are taken up by black college students in the ’60s who desegregate Nashville and create a model for the Civil Rights movement. In 1985, Mkhuseli Jack leads a nonviolent consumer boycott in S. Africa which awakens whites to black grievances and weakens business support for apartheid. (1 hour, 17 minutes)

PART 2: In April 1940, German military forces use “resistance disguised as collaboration” – to defy Nazi Occupation and rescue Denmark’s 7,000 thousand Jews. In 1980, striking workers in Poland demand independent unions in defiance of the Community Party. In 1983, Chilean workers initiate a wave of nonviolent protests against — and eventually defeat –the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. (1 hour, 18 minutes)

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ResourceRecordID: VD1347

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Resource Name: A Force More Powerful

Total Copies: 1


RunningTime: Each part is 1 hour, 18 minutes


DepositedBy: Janice MacLean

ProductionYear: 2007

Producer: Steve York

AcquisitionDate: 1395187200

Value: $25

DateFiled: May 2, 2014







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