PON Film Series

The PON Film Series is a forum for discussing negotiation theory and practice through the analysis of conflicts depicted in documentary or feature films. The Film Series also presents and honors filmmakers whose films increase our understanding of negotiation and conflict transformation.

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World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

PON Staff   •  11/02/2011   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Events, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events

“World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements”
A film screening & discussion with innovative teacher John Hunter and filmmaker Chris Farina.

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Langdell North, Harvard Law School Campus

For over thirty years, a public school teacher in Virginia has been teaching his students the work of peace through a remarkable exercise … Read More 

Film Screening of “How to Start a Revolution”

PON Staff   •  10/11/2011   •  Filed in International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students

How to Start a Revolution
 
film screening &  discussion with
Gene Sharp

 
 
Date: October 11, 2011

Time: 7:15 PM

Where: Langdell North, Harvard Law School Campus
This new documentary film vividly shows how the world’s leading expert on nonviolent revolution, Gene Sharp, has helped millions of people achieve freedom in the face of oppression and tyranny.

Following the film, Susan Hackley, Managing … Read More 

“Budrus” screening fosters lively discussion on non-violence

PON Staff   •  05/03/2011   •  Filed in Events, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series

On March 30, the Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Middle East Initiative hosted a screening of the documentary Budrus. The screening was also supported by the Progressive Jewish Alliance, The Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee, J Street of Harvard and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

The film was followed by a question and answer session with … Read More 

Budrus

PON Staff   •  03/29/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines.

Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known movement … Read More 

Knocking

PON Staff   •  02/28/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students

At first glance, Knocking is about Jehovah’s Witnesses, the door-to-door proselytizers we like to hide from. But there’s a bigger story as the film asks whether they are a necessary annoyance in a free society. What if you wanted to speak, publish, worship or live as you choose but belonged to the marginalized group of … Read More 

The Big Question

PON Staff   •  11/07/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, PON Film Series

A troubled man bursts into your child’s schoolhouse. Without warning, he chases out all the boys and lines the girls up. Then he begins to shoot them one by one. For decades your people’s backs have been broken by the oppressive yoke of Apartheid. Suddenly, the tables are turned and you and your friends are … Read More 

PON hosts “world premiere” of Abraham Path Initiative Films

PON Staff   •  12/09/2009   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Daily, Events, Harvard Negotiation Project (HNP), Negotiation Skills, PON Film Series

The PON Film Series has shown nearly 50 films over the past several years at events that are open to students and the public. On December 8, the PON Film Series had a “world premiere” of several short films about the Abraham Path Initiative, a hiking trail being developed in the Middle … Read More 

Seeing the Middle East in a New Way: Films from the Abraham Path with William Ury

PON Staff   •  11/24/2009   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Daily, Dispute Resolution, Events, International Negotiation, PON Film Series

presents:

Seeing the Middle East in a New Way: Films from the Abraham Path

with William Ury

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
7:00PM
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School Campus
Join the Program on Negotiation for a film screening and discussion about The Abraham Path (Masar Ibrahim al Khalil), a route of cultural tourism which follows the footsteps of Abraham/Ibrahim through the … Read More 

Encounter Point

PON Staff   •  10/13/2009   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

“Sometimes I’m very angry with myself that I didn’t protect my child. So what do you do with this pain? Do you take it and look for revenge and keep the whole cycle of violence going, or do you choose another path to prevent further death and further pain to other parents.”
-Robi Damelin, Israeli
Sometimes I’m … Read More 

As We Forgive

PON Staff   •  11/17/2008   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Could you forgive a person who murdered your family? This is the question faced by the subjects of As We Forgive, a documentary about Rosaria and Chantal—two Rwandan women coming face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide. The subjects of As We Forgive speak for a nation still wracked by … Read More 

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