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Peace Train to Beijing | May Our Voices Not Fall Into the Void | Truth and Reconciliation
Peace Train to Beijing:
The Fourth World Conference on Women
revealing study of solidarity in motion, Peace Train to Beijing tells the story of 230 women and 10 men from 42 countries who cross two continents to reach the Fourth UN Conference on Women (August 7-29,1995). The train was sponsored and organized by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). During the three-week trek from Helsinki, Finland, participants meet with women's groups and political leaders, and put theory into practice as they create a "metaphorical community" on the train.

      Included is unique footage of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Forum, where 30,000 women from around the world organize and strategize for women's rights, as well as interviews with South Asian author/activist Vandana Shiva, Rosalie Bertell, Cora Weiss and Dessima Williams.

      Featured on the PBS series Rights and Wrongs, this is an ideal film to stimulate discussion in courses on women's studies, political science, and economics. Themes include: the impact of religious fundamentalism, women and militarism (nuclear and conventional), food security and trafficking in women.

      The long version (58 minutes) is available in two half-hour segments, one primarily of the Peace Train experience, the other of the NGO Forum.

"I used this video in my course Contemporary Global Issues for Women the students loved the film. It served as an excellent teaching tool. It introduced the international women's movement as well as a variety of issues we will be returning to throughout the semester." Valerie Sperling, UC Berkeley

Peace Train to Beijing

Peace train to Beijing and the Fourth World Conference on Women
58-minute DVD video

DVD 58 mins. $29.95

Individual/Low Income Groups:
DVD 58 mins. $19.95

VHS 29 mins. $69.95

Individual/Low Income Groups:
VHS 29 mins. $29.95

Peace Train to Beijing
29-minute VHS video

The NGO Forum on Women-1995
29-minute VHS video

Tren de Paz Hacia Beijin
(Spanish version) 29-minute VHS video

Produced and directed by Robin Lloyd

Audience Level:
High school and adult

Vermont International Film Festival 1997

Truth and Reconciliation:
Can It Work in the United States?
ighlights from a symposium at New York University Law School in 1997, sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The aim of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions is to document a history of oppression or racism, and to acknowledge and honor victims. African-American, indigenous and community leaders, and South African officials discuss the applicability of a Truth and Reconciliation process in the United States. Includes comments by Bishop Peter Storey of Johannesburg; Grayce Uyehara, director of the Japanese American Citizens League; Andrea Carmen, director of the International Indian Treaty Council; and Adjoa Aiyetoro, an attorney with the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America. Accompanied by a study guide.

Truth and Reconciliation

18-minute video


VHS $69.95

Individual/Low Income Groups:
VHS $29.95