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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Gandhi

PON Staff   •  09/26/2006   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Join PON for a screening of the legendary Academy Award-winning film Gandhi.

Gandhi (1982), directed by Richard Attenborough, is about the life of Mohandas Gandhi (also known as Mahatma Gandhi, Great Soul), leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. The film won eight … Read More 

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

PON Staff   •  05/03/2006   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Please join the Program on Negotiation and Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman for a screening and discussion of the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Come see the inside story of one of history’s greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America’s 7th largest company walked … Read More 

PON Film Series: Joyeux Noël

PON Staff   •  03/07/2006   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Join the Program on Negotiation (PON) at the Brattle Theater for a special advanced screening of Joyeux Noël. This film is based on the true story of three groups of soldiers fighting in the trenches of France during World War I. On Christmas Eve, 1914, the French, German and Scottish soldiers lay down their rifles … Read More 

The Shape of the Future

PON Staff   •  02/28/2006   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Please join the Program on Negotiation for a screening of The Shape of the Future, a 2005 documentary that focuses on the most controversial final status issues confronting Israel and Palestine today: settlements, refugees, Jerusalem, and security. The Shape of the Future was the first television series ever to be simultaneously broadcast on Israeli, Palestinian, … Read More 

Using Film to Understand the Transformative Approach to Mediation

PON Staff   •  02/28/2006   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Please join Professor Frank Sander and PON Visiting Scholar Ran Kuttner for a screening of “The ‘Purple’ House Conversations,” a filmed mediation simulation by the founders of the transformative approach to mediation. The transformative approach reexamines the goal of mediation, suggesting that empowerment of the parties involved and their mutual recognition should be the main … Read More 

February One

PON Staff   •  01/12/2006   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

The Program on Negotiation Film Series, The Harvard Law School Black Law Students Association, and The Harvard Law School Human Rights Program Present:

Film and Discussion with:

Delisle Warden and Mandy Price
Black Law Students Association

Lecturer Bob Bordone and Professor Christine Desan
HLS Faculty

FEBRUARY ONE tells the compelling story of four students from North Carolina A&T University who initiated … Read More 

Thirteen Days

PON Staff   •  12/07/2005   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Film and Discussion with:

Brian Mandell, Lecturer
Kennedy School of Government

Join the Program on Negotiation for a screening of Thirteen Days. Set during the two-week Cuban missile crisis in October of 1962, the film centers on how President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and others handled the explosive situation.

Runtime: 145 minutes.

After the film, Kennedy School … Read More 

PON Film Series: A Force More Powerful

PON Staff   •  11/16/2005   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Film and Discussion with Jack DuVall, Executive Producer

Join the Program on Negotiation (PON) for a partial screening of A FORCE MORE POWERFUL, the Emmy-nominated PBS series that portrays the strategies at the heart of six major nonviolent struggles. We will show the program on the 1980 Gdansk shipyard strikes in Poland where ordinary workers used … Read More 

Dead Poets Society

PON Staff   •  10/18/2005   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Film and Discussion with Erica Ariel Fox, Harvard Law School

The poignant film Dead Poets Society explores the awakening of the human spirit in the process of coming of age. Set at an elite preparatory school in the late 1950’s, the film features Robin Williams as a free-spirited English teacher who tries to arouse the poetic … Read More 

The Fog of War

PON Staff   •  10/06/2005   •  Filed in Events, PON Film Series

Film and Discussion with Prof. Deepak Malhotra, Harvard Business School

Join the Program on Negotiation for a screening of The Fog of War. This Oscar-winning documentary is a fascinating look into the mind of one of 20th century America’s most controversial military figures, Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. After … Read More 

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