Last night, we had our first Peace in Motion Movie Night! We kicked it off with a screening of A Force More Powerful.
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This film 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 and chronicles the work of non-violent leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend James Lawson and Lech Walesa.
Each film screening is followed by a moderation, led by Chip Royston. Chip is a professor of Human Services and Anthropology at Cal State University Fullerton. He describes himself as being “profoundly interested in the human condition; past, present, and future.” In addition to teaching at CSUF, Chip is very involved with the Peace Studies department at GoldenWest College, he has written a children’s book that was endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall; and he is a founding member of Bundle of Twigs, a Long Beach-based community activism leadership organization.
Our next Peace in Motion Movie Night film screening will be Wednesday, February 9th. We will be screening Let Freedom Sing!, a film about how music inspired the Civil Rights Movement. To find out more about our Peace in Motion Movie Nights and sign up, click here!
Peace Grl Out.