A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
7:00 PM, Friday, January 5, 2018 PST
Location: Wallingford, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Almost 70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. “A Bold Peace” juxtaposes the national policy of demilitarization with their investment in education, health, and the environment. It has been reaping the benefits ever since.

“This film is very timely. . . There’s a lot of confusion in our world right now, and `A Bold Peace’ offers a unique perspective. The film shows that there is another way. I think it will be eye opening for people who think that we need to bolster the military in order to stand our ground, whereas Costa Rica has shown that the military is not always the answer.” – Erika Floriani, Director of Oldcastle Theatre Company in The Bennington Banner (Vermont), May 3, 2017.


Sponsors: This film was funded by the Peace Research Grant Program of the International Peace Research Association Foundation, and grants from the Jubitz Family Foundation and the Jane Addams Peace Association, among many other contributors.

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 89 minutes

Director: Matthew Eddy and Michael Dreiling

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  1. Tanya
    #1 Tanya 2 January, 2018, 22:13

    I’m so excited about Wallingford screening this positive film. It’s about what a country can do when it abolishes its military and uses its funds to support education, health and peaceful projects.

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