Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Produced by Jenny Richards, Television Trust for Environment
DVD Purchase $300, Rent $150
US Release Date: 1999
Copyright Date: 1999
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-744-2
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-801-4
War and Peace
A Series of 6 programs|
Triumph Over Terror
Six films on human rights around the world.
Television Trust for the Environment commissioned six producers from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result is six hard-hitting films from Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa and Thailand.
The titles in the series are:
Where Truth Lies - A dramatic case before the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Going Home - 10-year old soldier escapes rebel forces in Sierra Leone.
Till Death Do Us Part - Widows are denied inheritance and property rights in Nigeria.
In the Name of Safety - False imprisonment violates due process in Bangladesh.
Smiles: The Hypocrisy of Thai Politics - The struggle for greater democracy and free speech in Thailand.
Discipline with Dignity - The attempt to end corporal punishment in Nepalese schools.
"A disturbing and powerful glimpse into the oppression of women, children, and even whole societies as it occurs today...Sociologists who teach collective behaviour and social movements, feminist scholars who teach with a global slant, and all those needing some critical content will find these 30 minute films a valuable resource."
The Electronic Journal of Sociology
"All the films in the Triumph over Terror series serve to show us that, although progress has been made in the last 50 years, there is still much to be done. The stories are informative and moving, and the reliance on interviews with those actually affected by the policies described adds a human dimension sometimes lacking in studies of human rights."
The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution