Don’t miss our first movie night of the year as we watch A Bold Peace - an award-winning documentary about the demilitarization of Costa Rica and choice to invest in national resources, education and health care.
Please join us a Quisqueya University (UNIQ) at 6pm on Wednesday, Feb. 13. All are welcome and admission is free.
“Over 70 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband their military and to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment. Since then, Costa Rica has earned the number one spot in the Happy Planet Index, a ranking of countries based on measures of environmental protection and the happiness and health of its citizens. And the World Database of Happiness, with data on 149 nations compiled by a Dutch sociologist, lists Costa Rica as number one in self-reported happiness and number one in happy life years.
A Bold Peace juxtaposes the national policy of demilitarization (since 1948-49) with their investment in education, health, and the environment. Pointed parallels and contrasts are made with recent U.S. debates over the national debt, healthcare, the environment and the escalating cost of U.S. militarism. The film features former presidents, Costa Rican government officials, as well as scholars, journalists and citizens of Costa Rica.” (http://aboldpeace.com/)
218 Jean Paul II
Google map and directions