everyday gandhis has had the pleasure of producing 3 documentary films about the work that we do in Liberia. They are a beautiful array of stories, colors and people that weave together a vibrant tapestry of film that portray the nuances of peacebuilding, healing and post-conflict reconciliation.
Our first documentary, ‘THE DEAD WILL GUIDE US: teachings from Liberia’s civil war’, is the story of how the dead and nature, particularly elephants, have brought the human and natural communities together for peacemaking and reconcil
iation. To learn more about this film, please visit www.everydaygandhisfilms.com.
Our second film, ’PORTRAIT OF A PEACEKEEPER’, is a unique 20-minute short that follows the story of a prominent UN Peacekeeper, Colonel Raza. At a time when the role of UN Peacekeepers is often misunderstood or maligned, when skilled Muslim peacemakers are seldom seen in Western media and when Pakistan is increasingly associated with rising terrorism, this portrait of Col. Raza is a refreshing and unexpected glimpse into the heart and mind of a man whose extraordinary skill and deep commitment to humanity and peace are unique. To learn more about this film, please visit www.everydaygandhisfilms.com.
Our third and most recent film, ‘THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE: From Child Soldiers to Peacebuilders’, is the story of six teenagers from Liberia who were forced to either fight as child soldiers or flee their country’s brutal civil war. After surviving the war, the young ex-combatants have traded their weapons for cameras and soccer balls and train as grassroots peacebuilders. As they re-enter villages after years of trauma and isolation, these young Liberians discover that their future and a lasting peace for their developing nation depends on one final personal battle–the fight to forgive both themselves and the adults who forced them to kill. To learn more about this film and to see the screening schedule, please visit www.thefighttoforgive.com.