Documentaries grapple with questions facing countries
Besides the US and Soviet films, 22 other films are expected to appear in the series (titles still subject to change): ``Confidence-Building Measures,'' from Finland, concerns the value of each nation telling the others of its peaceful intentions.
``Physicians Against Nuclear War,'' from Hungary, covers a conclave of doctors who discuss the dangers of nuclear war.
``The Small and the Powerful,'' from Argentina, is an allegory that dramatizes how two youth gangs find peace and agree to throw away their weapons by discussing matters.
``The Turning Point,'' from Sweden, deals with a child who looks back from the year 2007 at his photographer grandfather's testament to peace.
``The Story of Santi,'' from Thailand, is a drama about how a Thai village recovers from war's devastation.
``As Flowers Need Light,'' from East Germany, concerns education for peace.
``Disarmament and Development,'' from Egypt, deals with the increased militarization of the Middle East and the choice between arms or justice.
``The Message From Kotera,'' from Yugoslavia, deals with that country's relations with its seven bordering neighbors.
``War in History,'' from Poland, is a meditation on wars up until 1945.
``The Call of the Great Wall,'' from the People's Republic of China, concerns the modernization currently taking place.
``The Black Rain,'' from Japan, is a report on the mysterious rain that fell after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
``Neutrality: Harder Than It Looks,'' from Canada, probes the complex problem of remaining neutral and the many forms it takes in our society.
``Ethical Responsibilities,'' from the Netherlands, is a character study of German physicist/philosopher Carl-Friedrich von Weizs"acker, in which he tries to make scientists more aware of their moral responsibilities.
``The Role of Women in Peace,'' from Czechoslovakia, is a look at women's part in the peace process.
``To Resist for Life,'' from Mexico, is an existential drama about a filmmaker producing a film about peace.
``Education for Peace and Disarmament,'' from Romania, is about that country's ability to cope with the coexistence of East and West in its society.
``The Voice of Reason,'' from India, deals with three generations of Gandhis and with traditions of democracy and peace.
``In the Name of Peace,'' from Senegal, copes with the role of the army in peacetime, helping, for instance, with road building. It also examines the tradition of speaking out under the baobab tree in the villages.
``Nuclear Children,'' from Australia, concerns how children view the nuclear future.
``Peace in Our Town,'' from the United Kingdom, addresses the issues of nuclear warfare through the eyes of young people in a North London neighborhood.
``There Is an Alternative,'' from Norway, presents a historical overview of world peace, with Prof. Johan Galtung as its main spokesman.
``Competition Between Military and Social Development,'' from Nigeria, concentrates on the conflict between expenditures for arms and social welfare.