A Force More Powerful

People Power

This film series explores successful grassroots political movements around the world, offering both inspiration and strategies for the current political moment.

How to Start a Revolution
Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

This BAFTA award-winning, revelatory documentary focuses on strategies and tactics outlined in Gene Sharp’s extensive writing on effective nonviolent action, including his book From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation

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A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict
Wednesday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.

This film explores how popular movements have battled regimes and military forces with nonviolent actions.

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Bringing Down a Dictator
Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

This documentary chronicles the spectacular defeat of Slobodan Milošević in October 2000—not by force of arms, as many had predicted, but by an ingenious nonviolent strategy of honest elections and massive civil disobedience.

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Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony
Tuesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.

This soul-stirring documentary, winner of the Audience Award at Sundance in 2002, uses exclusive interviews and rare film footage to document the vital role of music in the nearly half-century struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

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United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.

Archival footage and insightful interviews provide an on-the-ground perspective of ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and its incredibly effective actions, which forced the US government and mainstream media to face the AIDS crisis.

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