This trailer for the upcoming film, "The Secret of the 5 Powers," highlights, with comic book illustrations and historic and contemporary footage, 3 invisible heroes of nonviolence that emerged from the Vietnam War (known as the American War in Vietnam): American anti-war activist Alfred Hassler, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and Vietnamese peace activist Sister Chan Khong. The film also reveals the story of a comic book, initiated by Alfred Hassler and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that has been used as a tool to teach young Egyptians the power of nonviolence.


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  • Krishan

    Seeing this video, brings so much peace to my heart. Living the way of the peaceful warrior is a fine balance...of not opposing the one acting in violence, rather opposing the violence. "Life waits patiently for true heroes. It is dangerous when those aspiring to be hereoes cannot wait until they find themselves. When aspiring heroes have not found themselves, they are tempted to borrow the world's weapons, money, fame and power to fight their battle. These weapons cannot protect the inner life of the hero." ~ Thich Naht Hanh

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  • Find out more about the film and see additional interviews and clips of The Secret of the 5 Powers.
  • Read "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story," a comic book from 1958 that inspired a modern day comic book on the life of civil rights giant, John Lewis.
  • Bring one of the 5 powers - Faith, Diligence, Mindfulness, Concentration or Insight - to a problem you are facing. How were you able to change the course of the outcome?

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