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Gods of Metal

Oscar nominated documentary short
Written, directed and produced by Robert Richter.

Anti-nuclear activists at the height of the Cold War use non-violent actions that range from writing letters to the President to passing town meeting resolutions, marching in the street, quitting a nuclear weapons factory job, refusing to pay a share of their taxes, entering a weapons facility and deliberately facing prison for these and other more extreme actions.

Molly Rush, a Pittsburgh activist, movingly explains to a group of neighbors why she is willing to be jailed for her non-violent protest.

"Gods of Metal" is a vivid reminder for concerned people today. If you care about nuclear proliferation, this documentary is a text book of the kinds of non-violent actions you can take.

19 minutes

Study Areas: Social and political history, peace studies, sociology, Cold War studies, non-violent resistance, political activism