Marie Michael Library


Responding to Conflict : Practice to Policy: Making the connections: a film about peace building in Africa


31 min.

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Wherever there is conflict there are also people struggling to build peace. This film shows examples of practical peacebuilding from four different African countries -- Kenya, Somaliland, South Africa and Uganda. It challenges the stereotypes of people as passive victims or active purveyors of violence. It shows how community members -- elders, women's groups, young people, ex-combatants and others -- act together to build peace from the bottom up. The focus of this film is on making the links between these grass roots activists and policy makers working at government and international level. There is a need to explore new approaches to policy making, building on existing experience and good practice. This film is the fifth in a series documenting practical action for conflict transformation and peace building in Africa.