ANEC Screened FREE Documentary Film


Location: Common Ground Cafe

Date: Friday 14th December, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

On Friday, December 14th, 2018, ANEC hosted a public film screening of A Force More Powerful at the Common Ground Cafe in McLeod Ganj from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The film produced by Miriam Zimmerman and PBS, highlights three distinct instances where nonviolent movements were able to overcome oppression and authoritarian rule within the last hundred years. the Indian independence movement, the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa.

          The 22 attendees hailed from diverse location such as: U.S.A, India, Israel, including a group of students from the University of Denver. To begin, volunteers Sarah Svendahl and John Hale from the University of Denver gave a brief introduction of ANEC and an overview of the film to the audience. Following the film we held a discussion with a group of students from the University of Denver. The volunteers had prepared a number of questions before the screening, related to the film and nonviolence, for the guests to engage with. The goal of the questions was to help the audience come up with ways that they can use nonviolence practically in their day to day lives. Throughout the discussion, members suggested things such as starting or joining clubs that work nonviolently towards the cause they want to fight for. Others suggested posting on social media about the cause that they wish to work for.