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Nobel Legacy Films Summer Series at The Mount

In 2014, the international PeaceJam Foundation launched a series of films highlighting the cutting edge work being done by the participating Nobel Peace Laureates as they strive to create a better future for all of humanity. These films capture the enduring legacy of the Laureates. The entire series has become a permanent part of the PeaceJam curriculum.

The Mount is honoured to offer the Series during the Summer term for pupils, their families and members of staff to enjoy on Fridays in the early evening.

Dinner & A Show

The ‘Dinner & a Show’ format allows families to enjoy a delicious meal together in the Dining Room before the film commences at 6.15pm. There are three sessions which are ‘Film only’ are due to Relaxed Weekends in Boarding and the half term break. In those weeks, the film-only session will commence at the end of Activities in Senior School.

On evenings where ‘Dinner and a Show’ is provided, families may join for £6 per person with the costs added to the School Bill at the end of term. Current Mount pupils attend at no additional cost. We are fortunate to have sales of popcorn (50p or £1) coordinated by the various Houses, in support of School charities. Please use this Form to register for sessions.

The Films

Desmond Tutu: Children of the Light (29 April, Film only 5.15pm)

Released in 2014, 92 mins. Children of the Light is the first film to tell the life story of Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, one of the fathers of modern day South Africa. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, Children of the Light is a personal look into the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of our time. – IMDB

Adolpho Perez Esquivel: Rivers of Hope (13 May, Film only 5.15pm)

Released in 2015, 78 mins. The story of Latin America over the past eighty years, as seen through the eyes of one man – world famous artist, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Perez Esquivel. From his humble birth in Argentina to an indigenous mother and immigrant father, to his work exposing the “dirty war” being waged by military dictatorships across Latin America, to his time as a “disappeared” and tortured political prisoner, Adolfo became known as the conscience of Latin America and as a powerful voice for the dispossessed. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, this very personal film captures one man’s journey upon the currents of hope that are now running across the Latin American continent, and it chronicles the genuine progress being made in the struggle for human rights and social justice, for all. – Dawn Engle

Rigoberta Menchu Tum: Daughter of the Maya (20 May, Dinner & A Show, Supper 5.45pm, Film 6.15pm)

Released in 2016, 61 mins. The story of an unlikely hero, a poor indigenous Maya girl living in a remote section of Guatemala, who survived a genocide and became a voice for her people worldwide. – IMDB

Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired (27 May, Film only 4pm)

Released in 2017, 63 mins. This is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do something that no other country had ever done: abolish its army and declare peace to the world. And this is the story of a young boy who grew up in that country, and how he ended up challenging, and sometimes even convincing, the greatest powers in the world to follow Costa Rica’s example. Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired is a Don Quixote-like saga with great historical touchstones: Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Cold War politics and Communism, Central American war and peace. It follows a slight, academic, and most unlikely hero over the course of more than fifty years, as he travels the world in a quest to stop the spread of the weapons of war. In the end, it is a story about the triumph of reason, of the sparrow triumphing over the eagle, and how the impossible dream can sometimes come true. – IMDB

Betty Williams: Contagious Courage (10 June, Dinner & A Show, Supper 5.45pm, Film 6.15pm)

Released in 2018, 67 mins. This is the story of a young mother living in Northern Ireland fifty years ago, as her country teetered on the brink of civil war. With never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes interviews, Betty Williams: Contagious Courage shows how average people can overcome their fear, and how one person can make a difference in a violent and unpredictable world. – IMDB

Dalai Lama: Scientist (17 June, Dinner & A Show, Supper 5.45pm, Film 6.15pm)

Released in 2019, 94 mins. An uplifting and optimistic documentary about the Dalai Lama’s meetings with scientists from around the world to find commonalities among Buddhist science and western science to promote health, understanding and compassion for all. – IMDB