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War & Peace

War & Peace

POV explores the legacy of war and the seeds of peace in such films as Armadillo (pictured), Soldiers of Conscience, the Academy Award-nominated My Country, My Country, Inheritance, Promises, and this season, The Reckoning, a timely and urgent film about the International Criminal Court prosecuting crimes against humanity and genocide in The Congo, Sudan, Uganda and Colombia.

Image from Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (POV 2012)

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Timeline: Controversies in the War in Afghanistan

Timeline: Controversies in the War in Afghanistan

Learn more about the controversies relating to the war in Afghanistan, including the incident documented in Armadillo, the release of classified war reports by WikiLeaks and fraud surrounding President Hamid Karzai's re-election.

The Act of Killing: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will consider Arendt's concept of "the banality of evil" in the case of the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-66.

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A World Not Ours: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will interpret the text of the declaration for themselves, and they'll do so having looked at the story from the perspective of a real family whose members were displaced.

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Granito: Full Film (English)

Granito: How To Nail A Dictator Feature Films

The extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.

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Granito: When the Mountains Tremble

When the Mountains Tremble Feature Films

Filmed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemalan Army's repression against the Mayan indigenous people, this film describes the struggle of the largely Indian peasantry against a heritage of state and foreign oppression.

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Armadillo: Full Film

Armadillo Feature Films

A platoon of Danish soldiers fight the Taliban at Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan.

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Where Soldiers Come From: Full Film

Where Soldiers Come From Feature Films

Follow the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school.

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Granito: Lesson Plan Clip 1

Families of the Disappeared Classroom Clips

A young woman tells the story of her father's disappearance during the Guatemalan genocide.

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