A Force More Powerful


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A Force More Powerful

A Force More Powerful is a 1999 feature-length documentary film and a 2000 PBS series written and directed by Steve York about non-violent resistance movements around the world. Executive producers were Dalton Delan and Jack DuVall. Peter Ackerman was the series editor and principal content advisor. Institutional support for the film included funding from the United States Institute of Peace and the Albert Einstein Institution. The film played in festivals worldwide and was broadcast nationally on United States television network PBS in September 2000. It was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program. The series explores 6 successful nonviolent movements in the 20th century starting with Gandhi's leadership of the Indian Independence movement, the U.S. civil rights movement, the boycotts in the Eastern Cape Province as part of the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, the Danish resistance to Nazi Occupation, the Polish Solidarity Movement, and the Chilean democracy movement to oust Augusto Pinochet. A Force More Powerful is also the name of the companion book to the PBS series, authored by DuVall and Peter Ackerman,. The book was published with Palgrave Macmillan and has been recognized as an important resource for peace education.

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Peter Pearce Cinematography
Dilip Varma Cinematography
Giulio Biccari Cinematography
Steve York Director
Joseph Wiedenmayer Editor
Anny Lowery Meza Editor
John Keltonic Music
Mirian Zimmerman Producer
Jack DuVall Producer
Steve York Producer
Dalton Delan Producer
Peter Ackerman Producer
Steve York Writer