The 5 Powers
A film about the transnational peace work of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema (directions)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Each year, we mark the International Day of Peace at Swarthmore College as part of Peace Day Philly.
This year, we will screen a new documentary film, “The 5 Powers” about the transnational peace work of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler during the Vietnam War.
Discussion with the producers of the film (Anthony Nicotera, Gregory Kennedy-Salemi, and Stuart Jolley), Laura Hassler ’70, and George Lakey (who worked with Alfred Hassler of the Fellowship of Reconciliation) will follow the screening.
The 5 Powers film is organized around central tenets of Buddhist philosophy and features a captivating mix of comic book style animation (by Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame), live interviews, archival audio, photos, and documents, some of which were procured from the Peace Collection at Swarthmore.
Read more about the film and view the trailer here:
Sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies, Film and Media Studies, the Religion Department, Asian Studies, the Swarthmore College Libraries, the Peace Collection, and Alumni Relations
For parking: See the campus map at http://www.swarthmore.edu/campusmap/ Enter campus at the NORTH ENTRANCE and follow the drive, Whittier Place, to the first large parking lot on the right. For drop-off, continue to follow Whittier Place, turning right at the corner of the parking lot. The drive will proceed around the back of several buildings to a circular turn around at the Lang Performing Arts Center. For more information about accessibility at the Lang Performing Arts Center, visit http://bit.ly/1uKd9uR For those parking in the large lot, walk to the corner of the lot, cross the street, and proceed diagonally across the quad to the Lang Performing Arts Center. The cinema is located just to your left as you enter the main lobby.