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Films about nonviolence

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Title year director(s) country portrayed topic mins. type languageComments
Voices of the Protest (Голоси протесту)2014 Vitalii Atanasov Ukraine a left-wing perspective on the Maidan protests and their violent aftermath35 doc Ukrainian and Russian, with English subtitles
19712014 Johanna Hamilton USA the Citizens' Committee to Investigate the FBI revealing government surveillance79 doc English
Babylon '132013 various Ukraine nonviolent protest and violent conflict in Ukraine since 2013 clips doc Ukrainian and Russian, with English subtitles
The Term (Срок)2014 Pavel Kostomarov/Alexander Rastorguev/Alexei Pivovarov Russia the 2011-13 protest movement and state repression83 doc Russian(rough edits of many scenes put online in 2012-13)
Where Are You Bucharest? (Bucureşti unde eşti?)2014 Vlad Petri Romania the Romanian protests of 201280 doc Romanian, with English subtitles
The Square (الميدان)2013 Jehane Noujaim Egypt the 2011 revolution and its aftermath108 doc Arabic and English with English subtitles
99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film2013 100 filmmakers USA the Occupy Wall Street movement97 doc English
Before the Spring After the Fall2013 Jed Rothstein Egypt the Cairo heavy metal scene before and during the 2011 revolution72 doc Arabic and English with English subtitles
Egypt Project2013 Steve York/Miriam Zimmerman Egypt the decade of democratic activism leading up to the 2011 revolution ? doc
The Targeted Village (標的の村)2012 Mikami Chie Japan residents of an Okinawan village against the construction of a U.S. military helipad91 doc Japanese, English
A Whisper to a Roar2012 Ben Moses Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Zimbabwe democracy movements across the world106 doc various languages, with subtitles in various languages
No2012 Pablo Larraín Chile the 1988 plebiscite on Pinochet's presidency118 feature Spanish
The Protest-Makers (Die Protestmacher)2012 Dieter Rucht Germany anti-nuclear and other social activists80 doc German
Winter, Go Away! (Зима, уходи!)2012 Elena Khoreva/Denis Klebeev/Askold Kurov/Dmitry Kubasov/Nadezhda Leonteva/Anna Moiseenko/Madina Mustafina/Sofia Rodkevich/Anton Seregin/Alexey Zhiriakov Russia the protest movement against Putin and for fair elections79 doc Russian (there is also a version with English subtitles)
Come to Me: Experiences of Nonviolent Activism in Lebanon2012 Manuel Sakmani/Daisy Mohr Lebanon nonviolent activism since 197550 doc Arabic with English subtitles
My Neighbourhood2012 Julia Bacha/Rebekah Wingert-Jabi Palestine/Israel peaceful protests against evictions25 doc
One Punch Homicide2012 Steve Kokette United States, Canada, Australia one-punch homicides and their prevention87 doc English
5 Broken Cameras (خمس كاميرات محطمة‎, חמש מצלמות שבורות)2011 Emad Burnat/Guy Davidi Palestine/Israel protests in Bil'in90 doc Arabic/Hebrew
Everyone to the Larzac (Tous au Larzac)2011 Christian Rouaud France the successful 1971-81 rural movement against extending the military base on the Larzac plateau118 doc. French with subtitles in 11 languages
The Interrupters2011 Steve James United States CeaseFire, an initiative for violence prevention125 doc English
How to Start a Revolution2011 Ruaridh Arrow Gene Sharp85 doc
Home Front: Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah2011 Julia Bacha Palestine/Israel a neighborhood against Israeli settlements31 doc
Budrus2009 Julia Bacha Palestine/Israel the Israeli-Palestinian conflict82 doc
Hunger2008 Steve McQueen UK (Northern Ireland) Bobby Sands’s 1981 hunger strike in prison96 feature
Burma VJ2008 Anders Østergaard Burma the 2007 monks' protests: based on smuggled footage85 doc
Janadesh 2007: For a Fistful of Land2008 Sébastien Saugues India land rights struggles in 200754 doc Hindi with English or French subtitles
The March of the Despised: The Liberating Force of Non-Violence2008 Louis Campana/François Verlet India land rights struggles in 200752 doc
Nonviolent Action2008 Hans-Jürg Pfaff India land rights struggles in 200733 doc
Citizen Nawi (נאווי‎ האזרח)2007 Nissim Mossek Israel portrait of a gay Israeli peace activist80 doc
Strike2007 Volker Schlöndorff Poland Anna Walentynowicz and the emergence of Solidarność104 feature
Battle in Seattle2007 Stuart Townsend USA anti-WTO protests in 1999111 feature
The Singing Revolution2007 James Tusty/Maureen Castle Tusty Estonia singing as a revolutionary tactic between 1986 and 199194 doc
A Little Bit of So Much Truth2007 Jill Friedberg Mexico the 2006 appropriation of corporate media by grassroots activists in Oaxaca93 doc
Orange Revolution2007 Steve York Ukraine the 2004 presidential election92 doc
Colour Me Free2007 Areta Lloyd Ukraine/Belarus/Russia effects of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution on activists in Belarus48 doc
Encounter Point2006 Julia Bacha/Ronit Avni Palestine/Israel the Israeli/Palestinian conflict85 doc
The Shape of Water2006 Kum-Kum Bhavnani Brazil/India/Israel/Palestine/Senegal women’s activism on issues such as collaborative farming/rainforest preservation/female genital mutilation70 doc
A Lesson of Belarusian (Lekcja białoruskiego)2006 Miroslaw Dembinski Belarus the 2006 presidential election53 doc Belarusian and Russian with English subtitles
How to Plan a Revolution2006 Ivan O'Mahoney Azerbaijan the democracy movement49 doc
Iron-Jawed Angels2004 Katja von Garnier United States women’s hunger strikes in the suffragist struggle in 1918123 feature English
Revolution of Pigs (Sigade revolutsioon)2004 René Reinumägi/Jaak Kilmi Estonia upheaval in a summer camp in 198698 feature
The Take2004 Avi Lewis/Naomi Klein Argentina occupation of abandoned factories in the country’s 2001 economic collapse87 doc English/Spanish
Thirst2004 Alan Snitow/Deborah Kaufman United States/Bolivia/India struggles against the privatization of water rights62 doc
February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four2003 Tom Vickersand/Daniel Blake Smith United States the lunch counter sit-ins in 1960 North Carolina61 doc English
Bringing Down a Dictator by Steve York2002 Steve York Serbia Otpor and the fall of Milošević56 doc
Bloody Sunday2002 Paul Greengrass UK (Northern Ireland) the 1972 shootings in Derry105 docudrama English
A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict2000 Steve York India/South Africa/USA/Poland/Chile nonviolent struggle in the 20th century174 doc
Thirty Frames a Second2000 Rustin Thompson United States the WTO protests in Seattle73 doc English
This Is What Democracy Looks Like2000 Jill Friedberg/Rick Rowley United States using footage from 100 amateur camera operators during the 1999 Seattle protest72 doc English
April Captains (Capitães de Abril)1997 Maria de Medeiros Portugal the role of two army captains in Portugal’s democratic revolution123 feature
Some Mother’s Son1996 Terry George UK (Northern Ireland) Bobby Sands’s 1981 hunger strike in prison112 feature
The Gate of Heavenly Peace1995 Richard Gordon/Carma Hinton China the suppression of the Tiananmen protests in 1989180 doc
The Fall of the Wall (Der Fall der Mauer)1994 Stefan Aust/Katrin Klocke Germany (East) democratization in East Germany65 doc
In the Name of the Father1993 Jim Sheridan UK (Northern Ireland) the Guildford Four and the dynamics of violence and nonviolence133 feature
In Women’s Hands1992 Rachel Field/Juan Mandelbaum Chile women's political activism under Allende and Pinochet59 doc
Berkeley in the Sixties1990 Mark Kitchell United States nonviolent student protests at UC Berkeley117 doc English
Eyes on the Prize 1987-90 Henry Hampton United States the civil rights movement, 1952-1965360 doc English
The Mission1986 Roland Joffé Paraguay 18th-century Spanish Jesuits trying to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal125 feature
Chile: Hasta Cuando?1986 David Bradbury Chile the democracy movement and its repression74 doc
Gandhi1982 Richard Attenborough India/South Africa Mahatma Gandhi biopic191 feature
Man of Iron (Człowiek z żelaza)1981 Andrzej Wajda Poland Solidarity153 feature Polish with subtitles in numerous languages
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal1977 Robert Kramer and Philip Spinelli Portugal democratic transition in Portugal85 doc
Setúbal ville rouge1976 Daniel Edinger Portugal democratic transition in Portugal93 doc Portuguese with English subtitles
Carnations of April (Cravos de Abril)1976 Ricardo Costa Portugal the democratic transition in Portugal30 feature Portuguese
Women on the Frontline2013 Hossein Martin Fazeli Iran women's movement ? doc
The Yes Men Are Revolting2013 Andy Bichlbaum/Mike Bonanno United States/global humorous anti-corporate activism ? doc English
Tomorrow (Zavtra)2012 Andrei Gryazev Russia the Voina performance art collective90 doc Russian with English subtitles
Resistance: Legacy of Nonviolent Movements in Iran 1978-1979 2011 Hossein Martin Fazeli Iran 1978-79 revolution and 2009 Green Movement50 doc English and Persian with English subtitles
Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers2011 Mary Skinner Poland rescue of Jewish children from Warsaw ghetto60 doc
Freedom Riders2011 Stanley Nelson United States desegregation112 doc English
The Green Wave2010 Ali Samadi Ahadi Iran 2009 Green Movement80 doc
The Yes Men Fix the World2009 Andy Bichlbaum/Mike Bonanno/Kurt Engfehr United States/global humorous anti-corporate activism87 doc English with English or Arabic subtitles
Pray the Devil Back to Hell2008 Abigail E. Disney/Gini Reticker Liberia women against the civil war72 doc
Offside2006 Jafar Panahi Iran women and the right to enter soccer (football) stadiums93 doc Persian with English subtitles
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage)2005 Marc Rothemund Germany White Rose resistance group120 feature
The Yes Men2003 Dan Ollman/Sarah Price/Chris Smith United States/global humorous anti-corporate activism83 doc English
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle1997 Rick Tejada-Flores/Ray Telles United States unionization of farm workers120 doc
Beyond Rangoon1995 John Boorman Burma democracy movement in Burma100 feature English
The Long Walk Home1990 Richard Pearce United States the Montgomery bus boycott97 feature
Romero1989 John Duigan El Slavador Archibishop Oscar Romero against dictatorship102 feature
Weapons of the Spirit (Les armes de l'esprit)1987 Pierre Sauvage France the rescue of Jews in Le Chambon90 doc

About this table

I initially compiled a list of films about nonviolent resistance in preparation for a workshop about the history, theory, and practice of nonviolence that I organized as part of the Berlin Colloquia on Contemporary History in February 2012. Later I incorporated suggestions collected by Beate Sissenich via the amsoc mailing list and by Stellan Vinthagen via the Nonviolent Research Network as well as a number of other films I came across. I have watched most but not all of the films mentioned. Inclusion in the list does not constitute endorsement (some of these films are outstanding, while others are terrible), nor is it based on very strict criteria of what constitutes nonviolent struggle. Corrections, additions and suggestions for improvement are welcome. For the Russian version of this list, click on “Русский” in the left sidebar.

If the film was not originally released in English, the title in the original language is indicated in brackets.

For the time being I am only providing links to publicly available full versions (viewing some of them requires registration or payment of a small fee); links to trailers and descriptions will be added later. (PLEASE NOTE THAT LINKS ARE CURRENTLY DISABLED AS I HAVE MIGRATED THE LIST TO A NEW PLUGIN.)

I know of five particularly relevant film festivals. The Non Violence International Film Festival specializes in films about nonviolence. The Tromsø International Film Festival awards an annual Norwegian Peace Film Award. The Peace on Earth Film Festival lists nonviolence as one of its major topics, whereas the Monaco International Film Festival assembles films that do not depict violence. In Mumbai, the 7 Islands International Film Festival for World Peace invites films on various aspects of violence and non-violence. The 40 or so festivals joined together in the Human Rights Film Network are also worth a look.
Laika Verlag, based in Hamburg, Germany, publishes an ongoing Library of Resistance that includes DVDs with (mostly documentary) films about various kinds of left-wing resistance movements. See this page for trailers, and the series catalog for descriptions of individual films. The annual lineups of documentaries shown at the Association for the Study of Nationalities convention in New York are also worth a look, even though only some of them specifically touch upon nonviolence: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. And here is a brief list of feature films related to nonviolence that I have yet to integrate with mine.

About this table

Scroll left and right to see all the columns!

Title year director(s) country portrayed topic mins. type languageComments
Voices of the Protest (Голоси протесту)2014 Vitalii Atanasov Ukraine a left-wing perspective on the Maidan protests and their violent aftermath35 doc Ukrainian and Russian, with English subtitles
19712014 Johanna Hamilton USA the Citizens' Committee to Investigate the FBI revealing government surveillance79 doc English
Babylon '132013 various Ukraine nonviolent protest and violent conflict in Ukraine since 2013 clips doc Ukrainian and Russian, with English subtitles
The Term (Срок)2014 Pavel Kostomarov/Alexander Rastorguev/Alexei Pivovarov Russia the 2011-13 protest movement and state repression83 doc Russian(rough edits of many scenes put online in 2012-13)
Where Are You Bucharest? (Bucureşti unde eşti?)2014 Vlad Petri Romania the Romanian protests of 201280 doc Romanian, with English subtitles
The Square (الميدان)2013 Jehane Noujaim Egypt the 2011 revolution and its aftermath108 doc Arabic and English with English subtitles
99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film2013 100 filmmakers USA the Occupy Wall Street movement97 doc English
Before the Spring After the Fall2013 Jed Rothstein Egypt the Cairo heavy metal scene before and during the 2011 revolution72 doc Arabic and English with English subtitles
Egypt Project2013 Steve York/Miriam Zimmerman Egypt the decade of democratic activism leading up to the 2011 revolution ? doc
The Targeted Village (標的の村)2012 Mikami Chie Japan residents of an Okinawan village against the construction of a U.S. military helipad91 doc Japanese, English
A Whisper to a Roar2012 Ben Moses Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Zimbabwe democracy movements across the world106 doc various languages, with subtitles in various languages
No2012 Pablo Larraín Chile the 1988 plebiscite on Pinochet's presidency118 feature Spanish
The Protest-Makers (Die Protestmacher)2012 Dieter Rucht Germany anti-nuclear and other social activists80 doc German
Winter, Go Away! (Зима, уходи!)2012 Elena Khoreva/Denis Klebeev/Askold Kurov/Dmitry Kubasov/Nadezhda Leonteva/Anna Moiseenko/Madina Mustafina/Sofia Rodkevich/Anton Seregin/Alexey Zhiriakov Russia the protest movement against Putin and for fair elections79 doc Russian (there is also a version with English subtitles)
Come to Me: Experiences of Nonviolent Activism in Lebanon2012 Manuel Sakmani/Daisy Mohr Lebanon nonviolent activism since 197550 doc Arabic with English subtitles
My Neighbourhood2012 Julia Bacha/Rebekah Wingert-Jabi Palestine/Israel peaceful protests against evictions25 doc
One Punch Homicide2012 Steve Kokette United States, Canada, Australia one-punch homicides and their prevention87 doc English
5 Broken Cameras (خمس كاميرات محطمة‎, חמש מצלמות שבורות)2011 Emad Burnat/Guy Davidi Palestine/Israel protests in Bil'in90 doc Arabic/Hebrew
Everyone to the Larzac (Tous au Larzac)2011 Christian Rouaud France the successful 1971-81 rural movement against extending the military base on the Larzac plateau118 doc. French with subtitles in 11 languages
The Interrupters2011 Steve James United States CeaseFire, an initiative for violence prevention125 doc English
How to Start a Revolution2011 Ruaridh Arrow Gene Sharp85 doc
Home Front: Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah2011 Julia Bacha Palestine/Israel a neighborhood against Israeli settlements31 doc
Budrus2009 Julia Bacha Palestine/Israel the Israeli-Palestinian conflict82 doc
Hunger2008 Steve McQueen UK (Northern Ireland) Bobby Sands’s 1981 hunger strike in prison96 feature
Burma VJ2008 Anders Østergaard Burma the 2007 monks' protests: based on smuggled footage85 doc
Janadesh 2007: For a Fistful of Land2008 Sébastien Saugues India land rights struggles in 200754 doc Hindi with English or French subtitles
The March of the Despised: The Liberating Force of Non-Violence2008 Louis Campana/François Verlet India land rights struggles in 200752 doc
Nonviolent Action2008 Hans-Jürg Pfaff India land rights struggles in 200733 doc
Citizen Nawi (נאווי‎ האזרח)2007 Nissim Mossek Israel portrait of a gay Israeli peace activist80 doc
Strike2007 Volker Schlöndorff Poland Anna Walentynowicz and the emergence of Solidarność104 feature
Battle in Seattle2007 Stuart Townsend USA anti-WTO protests in 1999111 feature
The Singing Revolution2007 James Tusty/Maureen Castle Tusty Estonia singing as a revolutionary tactic between 1986 and 199194 doc
A Little Bit of So Much Truth2007 Jill Friedberg Mexico the 2006 appropriation of corporate media by grassroots activists in Oaxaca93 doc
Orange Revolution2007 Steve York Ukraine the 2004 presidential election92 doc
Colour Me Free2007 Areta Lloyd Ukraine/Belarus/Russia effects of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution on activists in Belarus48 doc
Encounter Point2006 Julia Bacha/Ronit Avni Palestine/Israel the Israeli/Palestinian conflict85 doc
The Shape of Water2006 Kum-Kum Bhavnani Brazil/India/Israel/Palestine/Senegal women’s activism on issues such as collaborative farming/rainforest preservation/female genital mutilation70 doc
A Lesson of Belarusian (Lekcja białoruskiego)2006 Miroslaw Dembinski Belarus the 2006 presidential election53 doc Belarusian and Russian with English subtitles
How to Plan a Revolution2006 Ivan O'Mahoney Azerbaijan the democracy movement49 doc
Iron-Jawed Angels2004 Katja von Garnier United States women’s hunger strikes in the suffragist struggle in 1918123 feature English
Revolution of Pigs (Sigade revolutsioon)2004 René Reinumägi/Jaak Kilmi Estonia upheaval in a summer camp in 198698 feature
The Take2004 Avi Lewis/Naomi Klein Argentina occupation of abandoned factories in the country’s 2001 economic collapse87 doc English/Spanish
Thirst2004 Alan Snitow/Deborah Kaufman United States/Bolivia/India struggles against the privatization of water rights62 doc
February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four2003 Tom Vickersand/Daniel Blake Smith United States the lunch counter sit-ins in 1960 North Carolina61 doc English
Bringing Down a Dictator by Steve York2002 Steve York Serbia Otpor and the fall of Milošević56 doc
Bloody Sunday2002 Paul Greengrass UK (Northern Ireland) the 1972 shootings in Derry105 docudrama English
A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict2000 Steve York India/South Africa/USA/Poland/Chile nonviolent struggle in the 20th century174 doc
Thirty Frames a Second2000 Rustin Thompson United States the WTO protests in Seattle73 doc English
This Is What Democracy Looks Like2000 Jill Friedberg/Rick Rowley United States using footage from 100 amateur camera operators during the 1999 Seattle protest72 doc English
April Captains (Capitães de Abril)1997 Maria de Medeiros Portugal the role of two army captains in Portugal’s democratic revolution123 feature
Some Mother’s Son1996 Terry George UK (Northern Ireland) Bobby Sands’s 1981 hunger strike in prison112 feature
The Gate of Heavenly Peace1995 Richard Gordon/Carma Hinton China the suppression of the Tiananmen protests in 1989180 doc
The Fall of the Wall (Der Fall der Mauer)1994 Stefan Aust/Katrin Klocke Germany (East) democratization in East Germany65 doc
In the Name of the Father1993 Jim Sheridan UK (Northern Ireland) the Guildford Four and the dynamics of violence and nonviolence133 feature
In Women’s Hands1992 Rachel Field/Juan Mandelbaum Chile women's political activism under Allende and Pinochet59 doc
Berkeley in the Sixties1990 Mark Kitchell United States nonviolent student protests at UC Berkeley117 doc English
Eyes on the Prize 1987-90 Henry Hampton United States the civil rights movement, 1952-1965360 doc English
The Mission1986 Roland Joffé Paraguay 18th-century Spanish Jesuits trying to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal125 feature
Chile: Hasta Cuando?1986 David Bradbury Chile the democracy movement and its repression74 doc
Gandhi1982 Richard Attenborough India/South Africa Mahatma Gandhi biopic191 feature
Man of Iron (Człowiek z żelaza)1981 Andrzej Wajda Poland Solidarity153 feature Polish with subtitles in numerous languages
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal1977 Robert Kramer and Philip Spinelli Portugal democratic transition in Portugal85 doc
Setúbal ville rouge1976 Daniel Edinger Portugal democratic transition in Portugal93 doc Portuguese with English subtitles
Carnations of April (Cravos de Abril)1976 Ricardo Costa Portugal the democratic transition in Portugal30 feature Portuguese
Women on the Frontline2013 Hossein Martin Fazeli Iran women's movement ? doc
The Yes Men Are Revolting2013 Andy Bichlbaum/Mike Bonanno United States/global humorous anti-corporate activism ? doc English
Tomorrow (Zavtra)2012 Andrei Gryazev Russia the Voina performance art collective90 doc Russian with English subtitles
Resistance: Legacy of Nonviolent Movements in Iran 1978-1979 2011 Hossein Martin Fazeli Iran 1978-79 revolution and 2009 Green Movement50 doc English and Persian with English subtitles
Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers2011 Mary Skinner Poland rescue of Jewish children from Warsaw ghetto60 doc
Freedom Riders2011 Stanley Nelson United States desegregation112 doc English
The Green Wave2010 Ali Samadi Ahadi Iran 2009 Green Movement80 doc
The Yes Men Fix the World2009 Andy Bichlbaum/Mike Bonanno/Kurt Engfehr United States/global humorous anti-corporate activism87 doc English with English or Arabic subtitles
Pray the Devil Back to Hell2008 Abigail E. Disney/Gini Reticker Liberia women against the civil war72 doc
Offside2006 Jafar Panahi Iran women and the right to enter soccer (football) stadiums93 doc Persian with English subtitles
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage)2005 Marc Rothemund Germany White Rose resistance group120 feature
The Yes Men2003 Dan Ollman/Sarah Price/Chris Smith United States/global humorous anti-corporate activism83 doc English
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle1997 Rick Tejada-Flores/Ray Telles United States unionization of farm workers120 doc
Beyond Rangoon1995 John Boorman Burma democracy movement in Burma100 feature English
The Long Walk Home1990 Richard Pearce United States the Montgomery bus boycott97 feature
Romero1989 John Duigan El Slavador Archibishop Oscar Romero against dictatorship102 feature
Weapons of the Spirit (Les armes de l'esprit)1987 Pierre Sauvage France the rescue of Jews in Le Chambon90 doc

About this table

I initially compiled a list of films about nonviolent resistance in preparation for a workshop about the history, theory, and practice of nonviolence that I organized as part of the Berlin Colloquia on Contemporary History in February 2012. Later I incorporated suggestions collected by Beate Sissenich via the amsoc mailing list and by Stellan Vinthagen via the Nonviolent Research Network as well as a number of other films I came across. I have watched most but not all of the films mentioned. Inclusion in the list does not constitute endorsement (some of these films are outstanding, while others are terrible), nor is it based on very strict criteria of what constitutes nonviolent struggle. Corrections, additions and suggestions for improvement are welcome. For the Russian version of this list, click “Русский” in the left sidebar.

If the film was not originally released in English, the title in the original language is indicated in brackets.

For the time being I am only providing links to publicly available full versions (viewing some of them requires registration or payment of a small fee); links to trailers and descriptions will be added later. (PLEASE NOTE THAT LINKS ARE CURRENTLY DISABLED AS I HAVE MIGRATED THE LIST TO A NEW PLUGIN.) I know of five particularly relevant film festivals. The Non Violence International Film Festival specializes in films about nonviolence. The Tromsø International Film Festival awards an annual Norwegian Peace Film Award. The Peace on Earth Film Festival lists nonviolence as one of its major topics, whereas the Monaco International Film Festival assembles films that do not depict violence. In Mumbai, the 7 Islands International Film Festival for World Peace invites films on various aspects of violence and non-violence. The 40 or so festivals joined together in the Human Rights Film Network are also worth a look.
Laika Verlag, based in Hamburg, Germany, publishes an ongoing Library of Resistance that includes DVDs with (mostly documentary) films about various kinds of left-wing resistance movements. See this page for trailers, and the series catalog for descriptions of individual films. The annual lineups of documentaries shown at the Association for the Study of Nationalities convention in New York are also worth a look, even though only some of them specifically touch upon nonviolence: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. And here is a brief list of feature films related to nonviolence that I have yet to integrate with mine.