Movies, DVDs and Online Videos that Open Doors to Peace
Whether used for your own entertainment or as the focus piece of an event for your Cooperation Circle, the following videos and DVDs can both educate and provoke informative discussions.
Videos posted on the Internet are freely available for viewing online. The DVDs listed are available for purchase through the links shown. If you go shopping for DVDs or books on Amazon.com via the links here URI in N.Am. benefits with a small percentage of the sale price. We are always looking for new titles to recommend.
Ajami - Israel has become a complex multicultural society. This film is a harsh reality-check on the country's healthcare system, relations between police and the citizenry, inter-Arab gang rivalries, and the rift that separates Jews, Christians and Muslims. Reviewed by Jordan Elgrably of the Levantine Cultural Center, an Affiliate of URI in N.Am.
Topics: Mideast PeacebuildingPurchase via Amazon to benefit URI in N.Am.
AmericanEast -- Educational and entertaining fare for an interfaith film fest, breaking the Arab stereotype in the USA..
Topics: Interfaith Understanding, Countering IslamophobiaPurchase via Amazon to benefit URI in N.Am.
An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication online videos with Marshall Rosenberg. One of several videos providing a valuable tool for use both within URI and in our communication with those new to peacebuilding.
Topics: Learning NonviolenceOn YouTube
Budrus by Just Vision, a URI CC, the makers of Encounter Point, Award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian who unites local Fatah and Hamas members with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier.
Building Mideast Peace, comments by Rabbi Michael Lerner. Words of wisdom and hope from the director of URI Affiliate, the Network of Spiritual Progressives, a URI in N.Am. Affiliate, in an interview by Byron DeLear at J Street 2011 .
Topics: Mideast PeacebuildingOn YouTube
Fever a Video Guide. Fever explains what climate change is and why it is so important to indigenous peoples. (21 minutes)
Topics: Sustainability, Indigenous PeoplesOn LifeMosaic
Forgive for Good by Dr Fred Luskin. In this hour long PBS pledge drive video Dr. Luskin explains and offers guided practice in his 9 Steps of Forgiveness. Useful for counseling and religious classes. Watch the trailer here.
Topics: Peacebuilding, Interfaith UnderstandingPurchase via Amazon to benefit URI in North America
God in America – A great PBS series of three two hour episodes on the history and influence of religion in America. An excellent discussion starter.
Topics: Interfaith UnderstandingThe DVD is available from PBS.
The Golden Rule from the Humanity Healing Foundation
Topics: Interfaith Understanding, YouthOn YouTube
Honoring Diverse Beliefs in Our Communities - a Conversational Toolkit - Partners DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society & URI in North America Affiliate, Surrey Neighbouring Faiths Program. Low key, lovely video. From Atheism to Zoroastrianism, people draw on different belief systems to guide the ways they think and act. How can we respond to this important element of diversity in our communities? What are the risks involved? What do we stand to gain? Join families, faith communities, and others as they explore these important questions and learn together. You may realize that you have more to offer to this conversation than you think!
Topics: Interfaith Understanding, YouthOn Vimeo
How to Boil a Frog: Educational sales are now being handled exclusively by Friends o' the Frog at The Video Project, a great company down in San Francisco. Schools, libraries and other institutions can buy DVD's from them here. But everyone can download the new How to Boil a Frog study guide: 64 pages on the subjects underlying the movie (systems theory, economics, spirituality, etc.) in the same colorful, funny style as the movie. It's free! Send the link to students, educators and friends.
Topics: SustainabilityOn YouTube
I Believe You: Faiths’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence, is an extraordinary interfaith documentary that explores the stories of survivors of abuse and the response of faith groups to address their needs.
Topics: Learning NonviolenceOrder dvd from Diva Communications
The Imam and the Pastor - "This is a remarkable film - voices such as these are seldom heard. It should be known as widely as possible." A true story from Nigeria.
Topics: Interfaith PeacebuildingOn YouTube - first 10 minutes of 39 minute documentaryOrder dvd from FLTfilms
Interfaith Film Festival 2011CE - The InterFaith Film Festival is an opportunity for our international interreligious community to respectfully share our respective experiences of belief and Faith with each other so that we may better understand each other.
Topics: Interfaith UnderstandingOn YouTube
Injustice Cannot Defeat Injustice - An unprecedented statement of united opposition to religiously-motivated violence by nine diverse and highly respected Muslim American scholars and religious leaders.
Topics: Countering IslamophobiaOn YouTube
My Fellow Americans -- Short online video juxtaposes scenes of American Muslims going about their day with radio rants of Muslim haters.
Topics: Countering Islamophobia
Nuclear Tipping Point -- Documentary from the Nuclear Security Project with a related discussion guide outlines an international strategy for avoiding nuclear disaster.
Topics: Nuclear Disarmament
On Common Grounds - an interfaith roof raising in Mexico that was also the foundation of the SARAH CC.
Topics: Interfaith CollaborationPurchase via Amazon to benefit URI in N.Am.
Out of Cordoba, Averroes and Maimonides in Their Time and Ours – “There is no ‘Clash of Civilizations’ between the Muslim World and the West. There is only a clash of ignorance.” An eye opening documentary.
Topics: Interfaith UnderstandingScreenings can be arranged. Contact the producer for cost and presentation options.
Out of Many One a video on YouTube in remembrance of 911 in Cleveland. Readings from the religious texts.
Topics: Interfaith Understanding
The Peacemakers and their Pursuit of Understanding a video by Libby and Len Traubman, Friends of URI. This film documents the process of planning and enacting the September, 2006 week of the Fourth Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemakers Camp in California. The Third Peacemakers camp was also documented on YouTube.
Topics: Mideast PeacebuildingOn VimeoOn YouTube
The Power of Forgiveness DVD with Elie Weisel and Thich Nhat Hanh
Topics: Learning NonviolencePurchase via Amazon to benefit URI in N.Am.
University of California Television 10th Anniversary Religion retrospective a) Religion Today b) Understanding Religion c) Religion and Science d) Religion and Politics e) Religion and Conflict f) Buddhism g) Christianity h) Islam i) Judaism
The Three Interfaith Amigos - short online video - CBS News Segment
We The People: "A stunning look at America's determination to become 'a more perfect union.'"
Topics: Countering Islamophobia, Interfaith Peacebuilding On YouTube
With One Voice brings together mystics from fourteen different spiritual traditions to share their perspectives on the unifying truth that transcends all religions.
Topics: Interfaith Understanding
Women Reborn -- a social empowerment for Arab Women, was the inspiration of Ibtisam Mahameed, a religious Muslim woman from Fureidis, an Arab village in northern Israel. During the first 3 years, the program achieved 250 direct women beneficiaries and around 8,000 indirect beneficiaries. The program began at Jan 2008 funded by Clark's foundation, England; administrative support by SHIN, an Israeli feminist NGO; technical support by the Center for Religious Tolerance, USA; director: Ibtisam Mahameed. Short inspiring video.
Topics: Mideast PeacebuildingOn YouTube
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