QUAKERS: The Quiet Revolutionaries (2018)

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Activists say they stand on the shoulders of their Quaker forebears as they plan non violent action campaigns. They speak coming out of a gathered silence in hopes of building the kingdom ... See full summary »

Director:

Janet P. Gardner

Writer:

Elena Mannes

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Richard Nurse Richard Nurse ... Narrator
Andrew Muir Andrew Muir ... Voice of George Fox
Sandra Rose Timson Sandra Rose Timson ... Margaret Fell
Jason Cutts ... William Penn
Robert Shearn III Robert Shearn III ... Yaff, a slave
Rich Swingle ... John Woolman
Doug Thomas Doug Thomas ... Plantation Owner
Marc DeBlasi Marc DeBlasi ... Prisoner
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Activists say they stand on the shoulders of their Quaker forebears as they plan non violent action campaigns. They speak coming out of a gathered silence in hopes of building the kingdom of God on earth. But they did introduce solitary confinement to the US prison system- the 'Great Quaker Mistake.' Following seven iconic Quakers, the film takes us from England in 1652, where Quakers were persecuted, tortured and even killed, to their arrival in the New World. They founded a state run on Godly principles - the Holy Experiment, envisioned by young William Penn. He welcomed everyone to Pennsylvania, where they could worship freely. Their testimonies of equality, integrity, community and peace are fundamental to Quakers today. Others whose lives we'll recall include civil rights activist Bayard Rustin; suffragist Alice Paul; and abolitionist and women's rights pioneer Lucretia Mott. Controversial Quaker presidents, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover are also featured. In business, Quakers...

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USA | UK

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English

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21 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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