Frank Buchman was a revolutionary thinker and leader whose trust-building, reconciliation and peace efforts have influenced the 20th century. His vision and legacy are a powerful answer to the growing mistrust, injustice & extremism facing the world today.  Today's world urgently needs positive role models - leaders devoted to the greater good of their communities and the world. Frank Buchman inspired many to address global challenges, yet his work remains largely unknown.

Over six years ago, a team of filmmakers began production of a documentary, which includes unique archival footage and firsthand testimonies of change through their contact with Buchman.

Now we are ready to share the film – The Man Who Built Peace.

This summer we will be launching the film at an event in London on Thursday 7 June 7 at The Royal Geographical Society, followed by a tour around UK cities. After celebrated screenings at the Illuminate Film Festival and Caux Forum, and numerous awards, including Best Documentary at The Global Independent Film Awards 2018, we are bringing the film to wider audiences.

The film documents Buchman's unique peace-making approach of transforming society through personal change and reconciliation. It transcends culture, generations and countries, setting the viewer on a path towards a broader understanding.

We believe that global challenges can be overcome if people embrace visions and values which lead to racial reconciliation, economic inclusion, inter-generational & inter-faith understanding. When people change, nations change.

If you would like to know more about Frank Buchman's story, we welcome you to the London premiere on Thursday 7 June at the Royal Geographic Society.

We are proud to welcome to the evening Fatima Zaman, a young leader for the Kofi Annan Foundation Extremely Together Initiative. Extremely Together is a youth-based network which focuses on peer-to-peer engagement and education to bring about change. Fatima works hard to engage young people in dialogue to help counter violent extremism and the presence of extremist narratives. She won the UK’s Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2017, the 2017 Marie Claire Future Shapers Award, and has been tipped as a future Nobel Laureate. Read our interview with her in Changemakers

We are delighted that Seeds for Development are a partner on the project. They work with rural and remote communities northern Uganda to build resilient and happy communities. Founded by Alison Hall in 2007, Seeds for Development work with on education, farming, food, arts, and empowerment projects, helping local people to gather together and build sustainable futures. As well as tangible outcomes, the individuals they work with ‘learn self-esteem, motivation, leadership, team spirit and looking out for others,’ says Alison. ‘The positive outcomes are visible, both with the individuals and through the wider community.'

Our partners for the launch are Seeds for Development, The Next Century Foundation, The Mustardseed Trust, The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, Educational Advancement Foundation, Tearfund and Quantum Sobriety. 

You can also help by contributing to the Global Giving crowdfunding campaign, donating via Paypal by clicking the donate button below, or contacting us at our London office on london.reception@iofc.org or 020 7798 6000.

For more information please contact Alena Vasilyeva, Project Manager alena.vasilyeva@iofc.org or Kelly Burks, Project Coordinator kelly.burks@iofc.org. For media queries please contact Francesca Baker, Communications Officer francesca.baker@iofc.org