Peace Wanted Alive: Kenya at the Crossroads
From filmmaker Stephen Marshall, this illuminating film examines the grassroots peacebuilding presence in Kenya that successfully responded to the election violence in January 2008.
The situation in Kenya was dire when election results were disputed and the country was split along ethnic lines. Young men fought with machetes, bow and arrows... entire city blocks were burned to the ground. Initially, the military was overwhelmed, but then their tactics turned brutal. In response, a team of veteran peacebuilders began working on the ground level to prevent genocide and civil war from destroying Kenya. This is their story.
Concerned Citizens for Peace, Coalition for Peace in Africa, Peace Direct, West African Network for Peacebuilding, among others, are featured.