Films and Videos
Development and Peace Videos
Available through your Regional Development and Peace staff see list at the end of this section.
Commitment to Change (2003)
New video presents the who, what, where, when and why of Development and Peace.
East Timor Lorosae Birth of a Nation (2002)
Story of the birth of a new nation after years of darkness, suffering and humiliation (25 minutes)
Youth Changing the World (2002)
Features youth in Canada and in Peru working for change (12 min.)
Share Lent (1999)
Portrays Development and Peace’s work in Canada and abroad. Includes the evolution of a small loans and self-help project in a fishing community of Benin, Africa. (13 minutes)
Life For All, Not For Sale (2001/2002)
Shows how patents on life threaten food security and invites viewers to join our petition campaign on food security and biopatenting. (11 minutes)
Share Lent 2001-2003
Good overview of the work of Development and Peace. (11 minutes)
Sacred Land, Scarred Land (2000):
Indigenous people and their lands are affected by Canadian corporations and struggle to change the situation. Stories from Colombia, the Philippines, Canada and Sudan. (28 minutes)
With Development and Peace assistance, Nicaraguans rebuild their lives and communities in the wake of Hurricane Mitch. (58 minutes)
From Tears to Hope (1998)
Focus on CCODP partner Duhozanye inspiring story of Rwandan widows rebuilding their homes and their lives after the genocide (25 minutes)
NFB & Commercial Movies
Organizers should view films to ensure they are appropriate for the group.
Story of Dr. Weigand, the man who blew the whistle on the tobacco companies and the lengths they went to, to silence him.
A Force More Powerful: a century of non-violent conflict
When people decide they want to be free & there is nothing that can stop them & Archbishop Demond Tutu; film documents popular movements successfully battling entrenched regimes or military forces with non-violence means. (www.pbs.org/weta/forcemorepowerful/)
The story of Dorothy Day and what brought her to fight for social justice. Founder of the Catholic Worker movement, she inspires us to treat all guests--be they kings or peasants--as if they were visiting angels.
Life and Debt
Life & Debt is a tapestry of sequences focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas. www.lifeanddebt.org
Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti
The Disney Co. (as well as Nike, Gap, DKNY and others) are increasingly coming under public pressure for their sweatshops and horrid work conditions in Haiti, Burma and other countries. Despite the fact that Disney is one of the biggest multinational corporations in the world, it pays it workers pennies an hour, and horribly abuses their basic human rights. www.nlcnet.org/resource.htm
Roger & Me
A humorous look at Michael Moore's many attempts to meet Roger Smith, the man who closed down the Manufacturing Plant on which the community of his hometown of Flint, Michigan relied.
The story of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered by military strongmen because he struggled to improve the situation of the poor and oppressed in his country.
Genetic Takeover (NFB)
Have we become unwitting guinea pigs for multinationals who blithely disregard millions of years of evolution? In their relentless fight for profits, the industrial giants seem willing to ignore basic safety rules.
OTHER VIDEOS TO CHECK OUT AND PREVIEW:
From your local video store, national film board (1-800-267-7710) or your local library.
Bowling for Columbine
City of Joy
7 Years in Tibet
The Big One
The Burning Season
Holding Our Ground (NFB)
The Flying Farmer (NFB)
The Forbidden Land (NFB)
SOA: Guns and Greed
Men with Guns
Rabbit Proof Fence
In the time of the Butterflies. Toronto: Penguin Books, 1994.
Don’t be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran woman speaks from the heart. New York: Harper Collins, 1989.
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Norfolk: Thetford Press, 1984.
Salvador Witness: the life and calling of Jean Donovan. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986.
Animal Dreams. New York: Harper Collins, 1990.
At a Border called Hope: where Refugees are Neighbours. Toronto: Harper Collins Publishers, 1997.
Stolen Harvest: the hijacking of the global food supply. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1999.
Imagining Argentina. New York: Bantam, 1991.
The Kit. A manual by youth to combat racism. March 2002
It’s not fair. Christian Aid, 1993.
Catholic New Times
Immersion Service and
2 6 weeks
Companeros Inc, email@example.com, www.companeros.ca
- Sustainability, social awareness, and community-building through cross-cultural service learning experiences, gatherings, and resources. Delegations to Latin America.
Centre for Global Education, www.augsburg.edu/global 1- 800-299-8889, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Participate in cross cultural learning experiences (week, 2-week, semester long) in Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Namibia and other countries throughout the globe
CCIDD: Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development,
- Offers an educational and faith enriching experience exposing participants to Latin America, issues of global justice, faith and social transformation - (1-3 weeks)
Development and Peace Exposure Trips, email@example.com, 1-800-494-1401
- Trips are organized regularly to meet with Development and Peace partners in the Global South (2 weeks)
Dominican Republic Faith Experience, 905-383-5484
- Explore poverty and other related issues through an analysis of the Church’s Social Teachings and by experiencing the day-to-day struggles of the poor - 2-week
One World Global Education Programs in India, Africa, Latin America
519-743-8448; www.oneworlded.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- experiential program that promotes global understanding and co-operation by providing cross-cultural and cross-class learning opportunites in Africa, Africa and Latin America
SERVE: Summer Endeavour in a Redemptorist Volunteer Experience, www.redemptorists.com
- 6-week prayer, community and service experience for young adults from across Canada
6 months - 2 years
Canada World Youth, www.cwy-jcm.org, 1-800-605-3526
- 2 week-7 month youth exchange and volunteer program
Covenant House Community, 416-598-4898, www.covenanthouse.on.ca/web/faith_community.html
- Live in Christian community and serve street youth at Covenant House in Toronto
Jesuit Volunteer Corps, www.jesuitvolunteers.org
- Volunteers live in intentional community with other volunteers, on a small stipend and explore together the root causes of social injustice for one year; placements throughout the US
Katimavik, www.katimavik.org, 1-888-525-1503, For young people age 16-26
- meet new people, discover Canada, challenge yourself, experience adventure, learn French
L’Arche Canada, www.larchecanada.org
- live and work with people with mental handicaps, communities world-wide - 1 year
Seeds of Hope, Pat Maheux, email@example.com, 519-432-8353, www.ursulines.org
- One year volunteer program for young women (21+) who wish to use their gifts in the struggle for justice by accompanying the poor in Peru and in Canada
Toronto Catholic Worker Community, Zaccheus House, 416-516-8198 www.catholicworker.org
- CW movement inspired by Dorothy Day promotes self-responsibility for social injustice has houses of hospitality, a paper and actively works for social change
VICS Volunter International Christian Service, The Spiritans, 780-485-5505
- A lay volunteer program providing professional and technical personnel the opportunity to assist and work alongside the peoples of developing countries around the world 2 years
Youth Challenge International, www.yci.org, 416-504-3370
- Youth (18-25) pursue personal development in the service of community development - 12 month program (9 months in Canada, 3 months overseas)
Opportunities to Serve through Canada and International Organizations, CCCB
- Resource Book and Online database, www.web.net/~interchg/ lists more than 100 organizations. Opportunities to serve the poor domestically and internationally
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, www.cnvs.org
- Online database of volunteer opportunities in North America and Overseas
Compiled by: Development and Peace, Youth Programs
Lori.firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-494-1401 ext. 230
Faith-based justice and peace organizations
Spirituality of Writers and Activists
Organizations working for positive change
Resources for Youth Participation
IN DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
JUST YOUTH GROUP GUIDE
This guide assists youth (ages 16-30) to start and run CCODP Just Youth groups. There are three versions: parish, high school and campus (college/ university). It was created in collaboration with the Canadian Catholic Student Association/Canadian Catholic Campus Ministers.
This kit contains all the information and resources you need to run a THINKfast event including activities, prayers, resource list, forms, etc. THINKfast is a special 25 hours fast during which young people learn, in a faith context, how they can support positive change here and in the global South. While they are learning, they are also raising money for overseas partners in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Activities/prayers/ideas can be used in class, meetings, etc.
SORIAK Development Challenge Game
A simulation game where participants are faced with the challenge of governing a small country with a developing economy (2-3 hours). Developed by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). Available through your animator.
TWO FEET OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: Local and Global Actions
This 6 hour workshop comes with its own trainer’s manual and is a terrific introduction to social justice, Development and Peace and our campaign to end patents on life.
Saying Yes to our duty to build a better society:
A social action guide for World Youth Day leaders
This guide provides leaders with a step-by-step plan to organize a social action activity (e.g. volunteering at a local soup kitchen) with critical reflection and analysis before and after service.
WEBSITE www.devp.org youth.devp.org
CCODP website, contains a great deal of information about our campaigns, the development programs and press releases. You can click on a particular continent and access CCODP’s political, social, economic analysis of the country, the development objectives and descriptions of programs supported in that country.
As well , the JUST YOUTH website http://youth.devp.org contains resources and lists all the Just Youth groups with contact information. Check out the THINKfast page for MANY online resources that you can download.
Quarterly newsletter sent to all Just Youth Groups with resources and reports on youth activities
Word on the Street
Monthly Email Bulletin with campaign updates, resources, and notice of events, sent out to all youth, chaplains, teachers, youth ministers and animators involved with Development and Peace.
Fall Action/Share Lent Kits
Each year, CCODP groups are invited to participate in two campaigns, commonly known as Fall Action and Share Lent. The Fall Action campaign focuses on education and action here in Canada. The Share Lent campaign focuses on learning about and fundraising for development programs in the global South. Prior to each campaign, each group will receive an organizers kit which provides campaign information and a form to order FREE materials to distribute in your home, parish, school or community.
CCODP educational videos can be borrowed from your animator.
In many regions in Canada, Development and Peace members plan exposure trips to visit partners in the global South. On these tours, you can learn about the economic, social, religious, and political reality as well as efforts of social movements for change. Contact your local animator to see if there is one being planned in your region.
Every year, Development and Peace organizes speaking tours for partners from the South to come to Canada and talk to members about their work. Contact your local animator, if you are interested in hosting a presentation at your parish, community or school/university.