OFOR welcomes you to join us every first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. PST for a film screening and discussion. What better way to empower yourself during our Covid-19 sequestration than to see how successful nonviolent resistance campaigns have changed the political landscape, overthrown despots, and sparked movements for justice and freedom all over the world. Each Zoom meeting will last an hour and a half to two hours.
Every month through September 2021 we will gather on Zoom and live stream a documentary about a movement that exemplifies nonviolent direct action, then discuss it together. Please register. We hope you will join us in this opportunity for building community and shared understandings of nonviolence, and be inspired together. We would love for OFOR members, friends, and the broader community to join us! Registering with OFOR will allow us to send you a monthly email with the zoom link and discussion questions.
Whenever you register, the link to the next film and a list of discussion questions will be sent to you. Thereafter, you will receive each month an email with login information for that month’s film.
Here are the films and the dates they will be shown:
05/03/21 – Pray the Devil Back to Hell – The story of the remarkable women of Liberia who, armed only with white T-shirts, determination and courage, came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.
06/07/21 – Whose Streets? – Told by activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising and a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
07/05/21 – Tipping Point – The story of the movement behind the Portland protest that have been almost continuous since the Fall of 2019.
08/02/21 – Soldiers Without Guns – The riveting journey of soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a 10 year civil war using only the weapons of Music, Maori Culture and Love to create peace. This radical idea of sending soldiers without guns was condemned by the media because they felt the soldiers would be massacred given the first 14 peace attempts had failed. This film shines a light on the untold story, of unsung heroes and their, “mission impossible.” A story that inspires humanity.
09/06/2021 – Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story – A struggling single mom from Georgia heroically averts a tragedy and saves hundreds of lives when she convinces a deranged gunman who stormed an elementary school in 2013 to surrender. Based on a true story.