Exploring a history of peace through film
“I Have a Dream” was delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. It was a call for equality and freedom, and became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement – and one of the most iconic speeches in American history.
The Polish Solidarity movement was founded in September 1980 at the Gdansk shipyard, led by Lech Walesa. ‘Solidarnosc’ was the first free trade union in the Communist block. It was a peaceful movement that played a key role in the decline and fall of the USSR.
Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp was a series of protest camps established to protest nuclear weapons being placed at RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire, England, in the 1980s. A supreme example of non violent action.
The Peace Museum, Bradford, is currently the only museum dedicated to the history and stories of peace, peacemakers and peace movements in the UK. It has been the inspiration for our plans for The Peace Building, which will be a Peace Museum on a bigger scale – based in London, the world capital.
The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway is a showcase for the Nobel Peace Prize and the ideals it represents. The Centre is also an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate, and reflection around topics such as was war, peace and conflict resolution.
WW2, August 6th 1945, an atomic bomb detonates at approximately 600 meters over downtown Hiroshima. Severely devastated, Hiroshima became the world’s first city to be attacked by an A-bomb. The Hiroshima Museum is on the site of the bombing.
The inspiring story of how Bertha von Stuttner promoted peace right up to her death (2 weeks before the start of the first world war). She influenced all Nobel Prizes and was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.