February 1, 2013
A Force More Powerful explores how popular movements battled entrenched regimes and military forces with unconventional weapons like boycotts, strikes, and demonstrations.
Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium
Acts of civil resistance helped subvert the operations of government, and direct intervention in the form of sit-ins, nonviolent sabotage, and blockades frustrated many rulers' efforts to suppress people. We would show the first two segments of, interspersed with the two short films: segment 1: The story begins in 1907 with a young Mohandas Gandhi, the most influential leader in the history of civil resistance, as he rouses fellow Indians in South Africa to a nonviolent struggle against racial oppression. The series recounts Gandhi's civil disobedience campaign against the British in India (29 mins); segment 2: looks at the sit-ins and boycotts that desegregated downtown Nashville, Tennessee (29 mins).