I am pleased to announce the educational release of Beyond the Divide, a new documentary film by award-winning independent director/producer Jan Selby of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Beyond the Divide tells the story of two brave people — Vietnam Veteran, Dan Gallagher, and peace advocate, Betsy Mulligan-Dague — who find a way to bridge the divide of unresolved resentment between those who served in the Vietnam War and those who fought a different war at home. Through their courageous acts, they provide us with a model for authentic peace building in communities that are polarized politically and ideologically.
Beyond the Divide is available to educational institutions, with PPR and an option to purchase digital streaming rights. With a run time of 84 minutes, the film is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Reduced pricing is available for K-12 schools, public libraries and nonprofit groups.
“We shape our culture through the stories we tell. ‘Beyond the Divide’ is a remarkable story of peace building that will help shape and heal our divided culture. Betsy and Dan are powerful examples of working across our differences to cultivate meaningful relationships and resilient communities. This film brings hope to audiences and evidence that we have the ability—and the responsibility—to reach out to each other, and to move together, beyond the divide.”
—Michael C. Klein
Clinical Faculty, Justice and Peace Studies
at The University of St. Thomas