Video, DVD & CD Collection

 DVDs and Videos

The Battle for Whiteclay
Video (E 99 .O3 B37 2008)

The Battle for the Whiteclay follows Indian activists Frank Lamere, Duane Martin, Sr. and Russel Means through the streets of Whiteclay to the halls of Nebraska's state capitol in their campaign to end alcohol sales in the place Nebraska's newspapers have called 'Skid Row on the Prairie.'

Building Peace On Desktops  
Video (DS 119.76 .B85 2011)

 In the Arab village of Ibillin in northern Israel, students of all religions gather daily in the classrooms of the Mar Elias Educational Institutions. They receive superior education but also work together to promote peace, justice, and reconciliation in the Middle East. MEEI has become a shining beacon of hope for people of the Holy Land - and around the world.

Child's View 
DVD (HQ  781  .C45  2007  c.2)     

Meet children from around the world and experience the sights and sounds of a typical day in their lives - from going to school to playing games to doing chores at home.  Their homes include Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, India, Iraq, Mozambique, Serbia, South Africa and Uganda. 88 minutes, produced by Mennonite Central Committee    

The Chorus - Les Choristes 
DVD (PN  1997.2  C46  2005)

When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clement Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere.  but with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he's able to spark his students' interest in music and bring them a newfound joy!        

Cry Freedom
(PN  1997  .C788  1999)
After learning of apartheid's true horrors through black activist Stephen Biko's eyes, editor Donald Woods discovers that his friend has been silenced by the police and risks his own life to bring Biko's message to the world.          

Folk Tales of Peace 
Video (PZ  8.1  .P31452  1995)
Professional storytellers breathe life into three folktales from other cultures:  "Strength," "Argument Stick" and "Two Foxes".  22 minutes, produced by Mennonite Central Committee      

Folk Tales of Peace II
Video (PZ  8.1  .P31452  1997)  
 Professional storytellers bring to life three tales from other cultures to discuss vital concerns regarding  how to be a good neighbor, why people fight and how they can make amends, and sharing earth's resources: "Slope," "A Blind Man Catches a Bird" and "The War Between the Sandpipers and the Whales."  28 minutes, produced by Mennonite Central Committee      

(PN  1997  .G36  2007  C.2)
A critical masterpiece, Gandhi is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom.  But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent and peaceful existence and set an entire nation free.   191 minutes

A Force More Powerful
DVD (HM  1281  A252  2000)

This two-part documentary series addresses one of the 20th century's most important and least known stories - how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule.  Historical nonviolent activities are documented in South Africa, Nashville, Tennessee, Denmark, Poland, and Chili.  174 minutes        

I am David
DVD (PZ&  .H7322  Iae2  2005)

Based on the novel North to Freedon, David is thrust from a concentration camp, the only "home" he has known, into the free world for the first time in his young life as he travels across Europe.  It is a spiritual voyage of discovery, where David slowly loses his instinctual mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust, and ultimately, love.

 The Man Who Planted Trees
DVD (PQ  2613  .I57  H58132  2002)
A Solitary shepherd patiently plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of trees, single-handedly transforming his arid surroundings into a thriving oasis.  Undeterred by two world wars, and without any thought of personal reward, the shepherd tirelessly sows his seeds and acorns with the greatest care.  This is an inspiring testimony to the power of one.  30 minutes program    

Many Ways to See the World
DVD (GA  105.3  .M35  2006

This film is more than a fascinating lesson about maps.  It opens the mind of the viewer to profound perspectives on the interconnectedness of human beings everywhere.  Bonus features include over 70 power-point images with links to map resources around the world.  30 minutes

Not One Less
DVD (PN  1997  .N68  2000)
In this crushing poverty of rural China, a young woman is ordered to a remote village to be their substitute teacher.  Barely older than her students, the shy girls is charged with keeping the class intact for one month or she won't be paid.

On a Paper Crane
Video (PN  1997  .O35  1994)
Tomoko is a sixth grader in elementary school.  Quite active and adventurous, she visits Hiroshima all by herself.  When she visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, she meets a mysterious girl there.  The girl's name is Sadako.  Sadako then takes Tomoko on a strange eye-opening journey filled with adventures.

Peace One Day
DVD (JZ  5537  .G552  2005)
This documentary charts the story of one man's attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to officially sanction a global ceasefire day; a day of non-violence; a day of peace worldwide.  This is a remarkable 5-year journey of filmmaker Jeremy Gilley as he meets heads of state, Nobel Peace Laureates, aid agencies, freedom fighters, media moguls, the innocent victims of war and, eventually, everyone who was anyone at the UN.  The power of one is evident!

A Place Prepared
DVD (BF  723  .D3  P53  2000)
Helping children understand death and heaven - 
For children, death seems unreal and at a distance - until is comes close: a grandparent, a father, a mother, a sibling, or a pet dies.  Suddenly death becomes real and immediate - and children have questions about what has happened.  This resource will help you talk with children about death and heaven, and help to prepare them for the inevitable losses that they will experience throughout their lives.

Rhythms of Peace
DVD (JZ  5535  .R49  2006  c.2)
Stories and songs for Kids About Peace -
A delightful mix of music, fiction and mini-documentaries for 8-11 year olds and their families. 

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
DVD (RJ  416  .L4  C632  1999)

Based on a true story, Sadako Sasaki developed leukemia from radiation caused by the bombing of Hiroshima.  While hospitalized, her closest friend reminded her of Japanese legend that if she folded a thousand paper cranes, the gods might grant her wish to be well. again. With hope and determination, Sadako began folding...

DVD (PN  1997.2  .S26  2002)
In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks.  In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers.   She was their teacher; they were her hope.

The Story of Stuff
DVD (GN  406  .S76  2007)

This short video discusses the three Rs: recycle, reduce and reuse.

Tear Soup 
DVD (PZ7  .S412647  Te2  2006)
A recipe for healing after loss
Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life and so she is cooking up her own unique batch of "tear soup."  Tear Soup gives us a glimpse into Grandy's life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process to help bring comfort and ultimately help to fill the void in her life that was created by her loss.

Under the Same Moon
Video (PN 1997.2 .U53 2008)            
Even across thousands of miles, the special bond between a mother and son can never be broken. It gives hope to Carlitos, a scrappy nine-year-old boy whose mother, Rosario, has gone to America to build a better life for both of them.

Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives
Video (BL 65 .P4 W34 2011 c.2)
A brief look at the history of peacemaking in both Christian and Muslim traditions, plus stories of how these faith groups work for peace. A documentary about overcoming mistrust, hatred, and violence.

World Anthem 
Video (JZ  5538  .W674  2002)
Celebrating our common bond of peace
Steven Newman, the Worldwalker, creates a music video of faces of people from many countries around the world and compiles them into what he calls the "World Anthem."

Video (G  440  .N492  1987)

The first solo walk around the world
This is the inspiring, heartwarming, true adventure story of Steven Newman making the first solo walk around the world, documenting his travels with photographs from many nations.


Music & Story CDs

 A Child's Celebration of the World by various artists

Africa: Never Stand Still by various artists

All One Earth by Michael Caduto

Anabaptist Bestiary Project by Groovehouse

ASAP: The Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project by various artists

Broken Boundaries by Adam Schattschneider

Can't Keep Quiet by Bryan Moyer Suderman

Celebrate by Cheryl Melody

Christmas Sampler by various artists

Detectives of Divinity by Suderman, Bryan Moyer

Element of Surprise by James Durst

For the Beauty of the Earth by Adam Schattschneider

Gift of the Tortoise by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

God's Love is for Everybody by Bryan Moyer Suderman & friends

Harp Music for Quiet Times by Nancy Glick

Hope is... Kim Thiessen & Darryl Neustaedter Barg

Hymnal Masterworks Organ & Instruments by Shirley Sprunger King and the Deknatel Consort

I am a Promise  by Children of the World International Children's Choir

Just Us Kids by Ken Medema & Friends

Kiddin' Around by Ken Medema

Let All Who Thirst: Hymns for piano by Lucia Unrau

Matriarch Iroquois Women's Songs by Joanne Shenandoah

Medicine Wheel by On wings of song & Robert Gass

Music as Prayer: Gateway to the Soul by Christine Nafziger

A New Heart: Songs of Faith for Small and Tall by Suderman, Brayn Moyer

Peace and Tranquility Praise & Worship by various artists

Peace it Together by Mary Miche     

Piece Work by various artists

Playing for Change: Songs around the world by musicians from around the world

Pontanima 1996-2006 by Pontanima, directed by Ivo Markovic (Peace Wall)

Psalms to Spirituals 2005 by Bluffton University Camerata Singers

Quiet Time by Ricardo Cobo

Sing Little Children Sing by Becky Degan

Soliloquies by Adam Schattschneider

Songs to Live By: Passing on hymns of faith by various artists

Songs to Live By II: Passing on hymns of the faith by various artists

Swords into Plowshares by Rick Meisterheim

To such as these: songs and lullabies for children of the world by Kim Thiessen

Unity - Jesus, Rock of Ages by JD Martin

Up With People: Roads by various artists

Up With People: The Festival by various artists

World Help Presents Children of the World by Children of the World International Children's Choir