Directed by Michael Nagler, PhD • Documentary • 2020 • 44 minutes
Drawing on interviews with veteran activists like civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette, scientists like behaviorist Frans de Waal and neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, political scientist Erica Chenoweth, futurist Elisabet Sahtouris and others, THE THIRD HARMONY will help students and the public to better grasp just what nonviolence is and how it works.
By revealing the convergence of modern science and the world's great wisdom traditions, the film also explores the important role that nonviolence plays in the wider struggle to develop a 'new story' of human nature, that, contrary to the 'old story', scarcity, competition and violence are not inevitable. Rather the universe is conscious and purposeful; we are spiritual beings, and cooperation and collaboration are our natural way of interacting.
Finally, the film points out what each of us can do to facilitate the fulfillment of Mahatma Gandhi's promise that nonviolence could 'oversweep the world' and allow us each to find personal fulfillment in the process.