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Bold Peace, A

Synopsis
Documentary. In 1948, Costa Rica dismantled their military establishment and intentionally cultivated security relationships with other nations through treaties, international laws, and international organizations. Free of the burden of military spending, they used the financial savings to invest in their people, creating strong public institutions including public higher education and universal health care. In short, Costa Ricans created a society committed to peace, solidarity, and international law. They have survived with safety and relative prosperity for nearly 70 years without a standing army.

A BOLD PEACE details the events which shook the country to its foundations, culminating in the 1948 civil war and the decision to abolish the military. Over the decades, the Costa Rican model has survived several serious crises, but the current threats may be the most formidable of all.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
Central America; Costa Rica; foreign policy; international relations; military history; social issues; peace initiatives; peace

Credits

Director
Matthew Eddy; MIchael Dreiling

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$350.00 [Rent $95]
Availability
Sale Hire
Duration/Size
89 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

Bullfrog Films

Email
info@bullfrogfilms.com
Web
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 610 779 8226
Fax
+1 610 370 1978
Address
PO Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
USA
Notes
Bullfrog Films is a major US publisher of DVDs and videos about the environment. ‘Environment’ is defined broadly and the collection includes programmes on ecology, energy, agriculture, indigenous peoples, women’s studies, genetics, marine biology, sustainable development, community regeneration, economics, ethics, and conflict resolution. In recent years they have released many films about developing countries, globalisation, changing gender roles and human rights. Styles range from animation to drama and from personal essay to investigative documentary. Bullfrog also distributes the performing arts films from Rhombus Media.

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