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Five Days to Change the World
Student activists create their own peace agenda.
Written, directed and produced by Robert Richter
"...a riveting program that may inspire other young people to think about and perhaps take positive steps to achieve world peace."
—School Library Journal
"...conveys the earnestness of the young people, many of whom came from war-torn countries. In just a few days, they were able to influence the larger conference agenda... Highly recommended."
Among the 10,000 activists from 100 countries participating in the gathering were Nobel Peace Prize winners Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Jose Ramos Horta of East Timor, Joseph Rotblat of England, Jody Williams of the U.S., Rigoberto Menchu of Guatemala, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Queen Noor of Jordan, Mary Brownell of Liberia, Vandana Shiva of India, Arundhati Roy of India, Jonathan Schell of the U.S., William Pace of the World Federalists, and conference leader Cora Weiss.
Study Areas: Social and political history, developing nations, economics, globalization, human rights, peace studies, student activism, cultural anthropology
Last updated: 2016-10-27