Citizens for Peace and Madonna University Present a Nonviolent Film Festival

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 20:00 to Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Reconstruction and Peacebuilding
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“Peacemaking is not for wimps”, someone once said. The Citizens for Peace Nonviolent Film Series which begins Wednesday, April 6th at Madonna University, clearly illustrates that.

These films will be shown to the public – one each Wednesday for 3 weeks- and will highlight unique and powerful methods of bringing about Peace in nonviolent ways.

On April 6th “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, will be aired. It is a riveting account of how brave, relentless women prevented rival tribal warlords and a cruel dictator from tearing apart the West African nation of Liberia. Fed up with years of internal strife that threatened the existence of that nation, these visionary women used nonviolent tactics to bring about the rebuilding of Liberia after decades of civil strife.

Special guest speaker Barbara Tally, Executive Director of the Detroit West District Peace Center, will facilitate a discussion afterwards and share her experiences in Liberia.

Next, on April 13th, “The Singing Revolution” celebrates how the people of tiny Estonia (population 1.3 million) threw off the shackles of the Soviet Union, not with weapons, but with song! Yes, using song, a million people came together on the brink of extinction to fulfill a dream.

Finally, on April 20th, Hollywood actor & United Nations Messenger for Peace, Michael Douglas, narrates “Soldiers of Peace”. This film illustrates how some of the worlds' problems can be dealt with in positive ways. People working creatively for peace in Columbia, Ireland, England, Liberia, Nigeria, USA, & Kenya will be featured.

All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Madonna University's new Franciscan Center. Turn right on Bridget Drive, off Schoolcraft, west of Levan. Free parking in West lots A & B. Refreshments are available. Donations: $5.00 per event. Students: free.

For additional information, phone or email Colleen Mills 734-425-0079/