"The Price of Peace" Documentary to Air in April

By Victoria Robertson on March 20, 2018

As a student, continuing your education beyond the classroom should be one of your top priorities. For this reason, it’s important to take note of a new documentary that will provide information regarding turning points in history as well as the lessons learned in hopes of instilling peace now and in the future.

The upcoming documentary, “The Price of Peace: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg,” will air early in April on public television stations, according to a recent press release, so make a note of the date and time so you can tune in (check local listings for the stations, times and additional airing information).

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This documentary is largely focused on war: how do we prevent it? What are we willing to pay for peace? Can this peace continue into the future through the lessons we’ve learned throughout history?

Johan Norberg, Free To Choose Media Executive Editor, poses that penultimate question: What is the price society is willing to pay for peace?

Norberg, an international commentator, author, presenter and editor, focuses on globalization, entrepreneurship and individual liberty. He continuously commentates/contributes on television and radio worldwide as well.

The documentary is one-hour long as focuses on historical events that served as turning-points, focusing largely on the lessons we took away from these events.

According to a recent press release, these events include:

  • an examination of the present day situation in Korea not only through the lens of North Korea’s current nuclear capabilities and cross-border saber-rattling, but also with a cautionary tale of 1976 Korea Tree Incident from Brian Bishop, Major General, U.S. Air Force (RET) and former Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Command and U.S. Forces Korea and others who were there;
  • delving into the human side of the equation, including a vivid interview with the son of Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, the Russian commander widely credited with averting World War III in 1983;
  • interviews with Falkland citizens and Sir Max Hastings, author and journalist about Argentina’s ill-conceived invasion of the Falkland Islands;
  • linking together such diverse topics as pre-World War II Europe, where British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain proudly declares to a cheering crowd in 1938 that the Munich Agreement meant ‘peace for our time,’ to the Masai tribe of East Africa and their use of deterrence to protect cattle, and thus their society.”

The documentary also includes a historical analyst, Victor Davis Hanson, who details conditions necessary to maintain peace. In addition, highly respected military, history and foreign policy experts lend their voices to the documentary as well, providing a depth of knowledge and experience necessary to such a discussion.

The Price of Peace is a production of Free To Choose Media, which tells powerful stories that advocate for individual well-being and fresh perspectives both globally and nationally. Such an endeavor was funded by Robert and Marion Oster and L.E. Phillips Family Foundation, as well as by Sarah Scaife Foundation and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc.

According to the press release, the documentary is produced and co-directed by Kip Perry, Ellen Bentov serves as writer, co-director and camera while Thomas Skinner and Bob Chitester serve as executive producers.

The full trailer for the documentary can be seen here.

Victoria is a dedicated writer who graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She currently writes freelance pieces for various sites and works in Marketing for Myndbee Inc., promoting their current mobile app, Picpal.

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