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In April 1940, German military forces use "resistance disguised as collaboration" - to defy Nazi Occupation and rescue Denmark's 7,000 thousand Jews. In 1980, striking workers in Poland demand independent unions in defiance of the Community Party. In 1983, Chilean workers initiate a wave of nonviolent protests against -- and eventually defeat --the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Part II covers through the non-violence cases of Denmark (German occupation), Poland (Communist Party control), and Chile (General Augusto's dictatorship). Basically, the documentary shows how Gandhi's non-violent tactics work through mass civil disobedience in non-violent matters in the face of the violence and injustice done against them. In every single case, non-violence leaves those originally in power, powerless ((i.e. British in India) since their violent tactics and injustice no longer have any effect on the people.
I strongly recommend this film to everyone. It really is amazing to see how non-violence (a form of fighting through peaceful means) can render violent and powerful groups and regimes powerless. It goes against what history has for thousands of years resulted to whenever conflict arrives-war, violence, terror, oppression, etc. But to see that the exact opposite is actually more powerful is a lesson that not only those in countries that are currently undergoing injustice can learn from, but even people in societies where non-violence has already reformed the government (i.e. America or India). Non-violence can be applied into the way we live our everyday lives, showing us that peaceful means will always prevail, no matter the situation-at home, in the office, at school, on the streets. It doesn't matter WHERE, only HOW. Non-violence demonstrates that the preservation of life is what binds us, while violent, angry, and forceful conflict serves nothing but the degradation of the very reason we exist-to live.