In Pursuit of Peace

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM

In Pursuit of Peace makes the case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict. We follow four Canadian peacemakers as they take us inside the drama of their work in some of the world’s hottest conflict zones: land disputes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the civil war in South Sudan, and IDP camps with displaced minorities in Kurdistan in Northern Iraq.

Film Information

Year: 2015
Length: 87 mins
NGOs: Ploughshares Calgary Society (PCS), SA Foundation
Website: http://reframe-films.com/en/films/in-pursuit-of-peace/

Curriculum Connection

Social 20

Cast & Credits

Director: Garry Beitel


UN Goal

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

Trudy Govier | Chair of Ploughshares Calgary

Trudy Govier retired from the University of Lethbridge Philosophy Department in 2012. Her longstanding interest in peace dates from the early eighties. Trudy is the author of several books, including A Practical Study of Argument (seven editions), Forgiveness and Revenge, and Taking Wrongs Seriously. She presently chairs the Ploughshares Calgary Society, Calgary's longest surviving peace group; it is presently in a stage of active renewal. Trudy is also active in the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association and the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners.