My Films

Thursday, October 19, 2006

October 25th- Rotary Peace Forum

I am helping to organize the upcoming Rotary Peace Forum at ICU on the Oct. 25th.

Watch the Film:
The Last Atomic Bomb (92 min)

The Last Atomic Bomb interweaves the still controversial U.S. decision to use the bomb, censorship in the U.S. and Japan of the bomb or its effects, discrimination against survivors by other Japanese, buildup of nuclear weapons during the Cold War, the anti-nuclear movement, and today’s nuclear proliferation issues.

Meet the Filmmaker:
Kathleen Sullivan Ph.D

Co-Producer and Nuclear Disarmament Educator who has been engaged in the nuclear issue for the last 20 years.

Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 7pm-9:30pm
Place: ERB II Room 301

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Peace Begins with Me and You" at the Artivist Film Festival

Hi, my film will be screening on November 10th @ around 4pm at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

“ARTIVIST” is the 1st international Film Festival dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights. Its mission is to strengthen the voice of international activist artists - "Artivists" - while raising public awareness for social global causes.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Peace Studies 101

Woah! The workload for class is getting pretty intense. I hope to be able at the very least share with you the presentation/papers that I will be working on.
As for now, I'd like to introduce you to my Peace Studies I Class:

As the basics of Peace Studies, most of our reading will come from "Approaches to Peace" Edited by David P. Barash. The book is divided into six chapters that we will be covering through the course of the fall term.

1. Approaches to War

2. Building "Negative Peace"

3. Building "Positive Peace"

4. Nonviolence

5. Religious Inspiration

6.Peace Movements

In the books introduction, Barash writes,
" Despite the enormous ills of our planet, there is reason to believe that our most pressing problem is not hunger, disease, poverty, social inequity, overpopulation, or environmental degradation, but rather he violence that human beings commit and threaten to commit against others... ...Consider the deep irony of a planet, beset with desperate crises, whose inhabitants nonetheless spend their time and energies fighting with each other, thereby making things even worse... ...It is indeed paradoxical that in a time of unique danger and difficulty, the inhabitants of planet Earth waste their time, resources, and energy--as well as their lives--fighting among themselves and/or preparing to do so."