Peace and Global Education Video Resources
The videos listed below are available to borrow from the
BCTF Information Services Department.
- l'Affaire Coca-cola / The Coca-cola Case:
Colombia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002,
more than 470 workers' leaders have been brutally killed, usually by
paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing the unions.
A searing indictment of a major corporate brand, The Coca-Cola Case
takes us on a riveting legal game of cat and mouse via the U.S. federal
court and the Stop Killer Coke! campaign.
- Bitter Paradise: The Sell-Out of East Timor:
The brutal takeover of East Timor was immediately condemned by the
United Nations, yet Canada abstained. And since then, Canada has stepped
up its aid and business ties to Indonesia in spite of an International
human rights campaign to force Indonesia to withdraw. This documentary
tells the story of one peoples' struggle for survival in a world
dominated by the search for raw materials and new markets. It is a story
of Canada's shameless, ongoing support for a predatory regime. And it's
the story of Elaine Briere's personal political journey from the
villages of East Timor to the halls of the United Nations, from
political innocence to political activism.
- Black Gold: Wake up and Smell the Coffee:
With $80 billion in global sales, only 3 cents per cup of coffee
reaches the coffee farmers. This film traces the path of the coffee
consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans. Black Gold asks
us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions
under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do
- The Children’s War: Life in Northern Uganda:
Filmmaker Andrew Krakower delves into the unspeakable atrocities
perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda. Hear
the stories of the children who live in constant fear of kidnap, forced
slavery and decimation of family and to the children who escaped and
survived their capture. Discover how the Acholi people find a way of
life among corrupt government soldiers whose protection from the rebels
are accompanied by their own heinous abuses of power.
- Myths for Profit: Canada’s Role in Industries of War and Peace:
Through diverse interviews and case studies this documentary unveils
the specific interests and profits that are made by certain
corporations, individuals and agencies within Canada.
- The Take explores
how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class
economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the
lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers, who
stage a protest against their bosses and economic globalization by
occupying their closed factory and refusing to leave.