A Force More Powerful

Nakhijevan Institute of Canada
Institut Nakhijevan Du Canada
Presents
Film Projection & Public Discussion
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
At Centre Des Loisirs St. Laurent
1375 Rue Gernet, Room 204 (2nd Floor), Free Admission

A FORCE MORE POWERFUL – A DOCUMENTARY

This is part of a documentary on one of the 20th century's most important and least-known stories: how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule in various regions of the world?
Two episodes will be shown:

INDIA – how through civil disobedience and boycotts Gandhi and his followers were successful in loosening their oppressors grip on power and set India on path of freedom from British domination? 

POLAND – how Solidarity (Solidarnosc), an independent union, by using their leverage to negotiate unprecedented rights in a system where there was no power separate from the Communist party, emerged in 1989 as Poland's governing political party?
The film is produced by York Zimmerman Inc.

Nakhijevan Institute of Canada
Institut Nakhijevan Du Canada
Presents
Film Projection & Public Discussion
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
At Centre Des Loisirs St. Laurent
1375 Rue Gernet, Room 204 (2nd Floor), Free Admission

A FORCE MORE POWERFUL – A DOCUMENTARY

This is part of a documentary on one of the 20th century's most important and least-known stories: how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule in various regions of the world?
Two episodes will be shown:

INDIA – how through civil disobedience and boycotts Gandhi and his followers were successful in loosening their oppressors grip on power and set India on path of freedom from British domination? 

POLAND – how Solidarity (Solidarnosc), an independent union, by using their leverage to negotiate unprecedented rights in a system where there was no power separate from the Communist party, emerged in 1989 as Poland's governing political party?
The film is produced by York Zimmerman Inc.

The discussion will be held by taking into account the global and local objective and subjective conditions which made these nonviolent actions successful.

In conjunction, the discussion will also cover recent episodes of civil disobedience by Armenia's civic activists and highlight the underlying interests behind decisions by Yerevan's municipal authorities.

Thematic presentation by Antranig Bedrossian, MA

For further details, please contact: 514-333-1609 or e-mail at: antranig1ATvideotron.ca

"Nakhijevan" institute of Canada is a non-profit organization with the objective to present Armenian and international issues to the general public by means of conferences, forums, publications and other means; to realize and participate in civil society projects of cross-regional and cross-cultural exchanges in Canada and elsewhere.
 

 

 

1 comment
  1. Gandhi No Hero

    I am surprised by your depiction, including a photograph, of wily lawyer Mohandas Gandhi. He might be regarded a human rights hero by some, but for Armenians he is an inhumane opportunist. During the Genocide of Armenians, Gandhi refused to condemn the Turks because he didn't want to alienate the Muslim faction of his organization. "St. Gandhi" was no saint. 

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