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We recommend these movies about nonviolence.

1982

Genre

Duration

Year

Historical Drama

3:11:00

1982

Gandhi

Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough's riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. A critical masterpiece, GANDHI is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence. Directed by Richard Attenborough and also starring Candice Bergen and Edward Fox. 0:06:00 to 0:15:50 (train to beating) 0:25:50 to 0:31:30 (theater speech) 1:34:30 to 1:37:50 (meeting w viceroy) 1:37:50 to 1:41:10 (burning clothes, spinning) 2:04:10 to 2:10:55 (viceroy's office, Salt March, picking up salt) 1:41:10 to 1:43:10 (train station -> Gandhi's hut) 2:12:55 to 2:19:00 (Salt Works Raid) 2:42:20 to 2:45:50 (migration, fighting, leaving for Calcutta) 0:03:00 to 0:04:18 (assassination, funeral march, long view) 0:04:15 to 0:05:25 (long view to end of commentators)
1999

Genre

Duration

Year

Documentary

1:17:22

1999

A Force More Powerful

Part 1

This two-part Emmy-nominated series 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. Part 1 contains the India, Nashville and South Africa segments. INDIA  In India in the 1930s, after Gandhi had returned from South Africa, he and his followers adopted a strategy of refusing to cooperate with British rule. Through civil disobedience and boycotts, they successfully loosened their oppressors’ gripa on power and set India on the path to freedom. NASHVILLE, US In the 1960s, Gandhi’s nonviolent weapons were taken up by black college students in Nashville, Tennessee. Disciplined and strictly nonviolent, they successfully desegregated Nashville’s downtown lunch counters in five months, becoming a model for the entire civil rights movement. SOUTH AFRICA  In 1985, a young South African named Mkhuseli Jack led a movement against the legalized discrimination known as apartheid. Their campaign of nonviolent mass action, and a powerful consumer boycott in the Eastern Cape province, awakened whites to black grievances and fatally weakened business support for apartheid. A Force More Powerful has been translated into more than a dozen languages and inspired millions around the world, from Burma to Cuba to Belarus.
2013

Genre

Duration

Year

Historical Drama

2:21:00

2013

Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Director: Justin Chadwick Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris
2009

Genre

Duration

Year

Historical Drama

2:13:30

2009

Invictus

Biographical sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The story is based on the 2008 John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
2009

Genre

Duration

Year

Historical Drama

1:36:00

2009

Sin Nombre

Sayra (Paulina Gaitán), a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra's life collides with a pair of Mexican gangmembers (Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer) who have boarded the same American-bound train.
2019

Genre

Duration

Year

Biographical Drama

2:17:00

2019

Just Mercy

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian's life. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson
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