Event Category: Film

WWAC, Jerusalem Peacebuilders, and 118 Elliot jointly sponsored a screening of “Disturbing the Peace,” a documentary by Stephen Apkon, who introduced the film. Following the screening, a dynamic group of Israeli, Palestinian and American youth leaders participating in Brattleboro’s Jerusalem Peacebuilders Interfaith Leadership Institute led small group discussions with the audience, including a large group of Iraqi teenagers in town for a program at the School of International Training (SIT). Continue reading

Our new series “Understanding Iran through Film,” began with this talk and an Iranian dinner by donation and RSVP. Our speaker, Professor Ida Meftahi presented on a few key genres and showed some clips as an introduction to Iranian film. Continue reading

“The Uncondemned” is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. The post-screening discussion was led  by Director Michelle Mitchell and Honorable Patricia Whalen (War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007 – 2012) . Continue reading

Sisters Rising is an award-winning film by Brattleboro-area filmmakers Willow O’Feral and Brad Hek. Screening was followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. It is is a powerful feature documentary about six Native American women reclaiming personal & tribal sovereignty. Continue reading

The award-winning film celebrates the life of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and environmentalist to win a Nobel Peace Prize. This film by local filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater was shown in Brattleboro for the first time in over 10 years and marks a decade since the death of Maathai. Continue reading

Film documents the huge quantity of radioactive waste and spent fuel rods being stored at various locations on the planet. Following the film, participants in WWAC’s nuclear study group shared details on the Biden Administration’s plans for new and continued nuclear energy production and a new generation of nuclear weapons deployment and held a discussion on how these plans impact our community and world. Continue reading