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A Force More Powerful (1999)

TV-G | | Documentary | 1 December 1999 (USA)
This two-part Emmy-nominated series explores one of the 20th century's most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all ... See full summary »

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Steve York

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Steve York
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ben Kingsley ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salvador Allende ... Himself (archive footage)
Shahla Arasteh Shahla Arasteh ... Persian Narrator
Janet Cherry Janet Cherry ... Herself
Mkhuseli Jack Mkhuseli Jack ... Himself
Tango Lamani Tango Lamani ... Herself
James Lawson James Lawson ... Himself
Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)
Diane Nash ... Herself
Alyque Padamsee ... Himself
Devavrat Pathak Devavrat Pathak ... Himself
Augusto Pinochet ... Himself (archive footage)
Nader Sadighi Nader Sadighi ... Persian Narrator
Desmond Tutu ... Himself
Lech Walesa ... Himself (archive footage)
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This two-part Emmy-nominated series explores one of the 20th century's most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Part 1 contains the India, Nashville and South Africa segments. A Force More Powerful has been translated into more than a dozen languages and inspired millions around the world, from Burma to Cuba to Belarus.

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English

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1 December 1999 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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everybody should see this
1 May 2000 | by ashvinkurianSee all my reviews

Watching this movie was quite an emotional experience for me. It made me realise what a truly brilliant man Gandhi was and the undeniable truth in his ideas. It also helped me appreciate how revolutionary these ideas were when they were first suggested, and how influential and relevant they are even today.

The film is about three non-violent 'revolutions' that occurred this century - in India in the 30s, Black America in the late 50s and South Africa in the 80s. The makers of this film have done a good job of choosing to reduce the temporal scope of the documentaries, resulting in a detailed study of the actual logistics of civil disobedience. They have managed to obtain some amazing footage, in each of the three cases, that i had not seen before - such as the reactions of white store-owners in tennessee, and the riots in the townships of south africa.

I had the pleasure of watching it on film, rather than on tv. If you are interested in watching it, it will be shown on PBS in (the summer? of) 2000. For exact dates, contact your local PBS affiliate.


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