Marie Michael Library


Teaching Peace in a Time of War


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Meet the students and teachers at Vasa Pelagic School in Belgrade, Serbia. The pupils include Nenad, whose father has been institutionalized for killing the child's mother, and Emil, who is terrorized for being a Muslim. Their classmate Aleksandra, whose father admits that he "enjoyed" the war, says, "Peace means nothing to me, because I don't have any peace." This video documents the progress of Nenad and of student representative Gordana, who helps organize the school's first-ever dance. This video offers a sense of optimism that even schools in the most troubled circumstances can become beacons of peace. National Film Board (NFB).

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