A Bold Peace (2016) is about a country with no military. Costa Rica’s 1948 civil war shook the country to its foundations. From "civil war" to "civil society", the government reorganized under a decision to abolish the military. Instead of draining the national coffers on the business of war, it directed the nation's wealth into creating a vital democracy and a wide middle class with free university education and universal health care.
After the film, Sharat G. Lin, Ph.D., will discuss the film, Costa Rica's peace constitution, the cost of war, and new models for a peaceful and civil society.
This free event is sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch.
"A Bold Peace is one of the most enlightening films of our times." -- Huffington Post
"This is a story that every American with a political pulse should know." -- Veterans For Peace
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3JC--CAf-Y