In 1971, few US activists along with Bangladeshi expats launched a campaign against US government’s covert support to Pakistan’s genocide in Bangladesh. They wanted to stop arms carrying giant ships with tiny canoes and paddles. But the madness had a method which can inspire and teach us nonviolent yet effective ways of policy activism.
The Blockade, a documentary by Arif Yousuf, tells the story of these Bangladeshi expats and Quaker peace activists who came together for Bangladesh in 1971. IID organized a screening session of the documentary, which was followed by a discussion on— Policy Activism: Inspirations and lessons from the Blockade.