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A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps (DVD)

Directed by : Alana DeJoseph
Available Date : 12/05/2023
Release Year : 2023
Running Time : 111
UPC : 720229918312
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Genre : Documentary
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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave Americans a new way to serve their country: the Peace Corps. In its 60-year history, 200,000+ volunteers have traveled to more than 140 countries to carry out the organization's mission of world peace and friendship – a towering task, indeed. Through interviews with Corps volunteers, Heads-of-State, scholars, journalists, and host country nationals, the film explores how this uniquely American government agency has attempted to answer Kennedy’s call: "My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."

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Publish Date : 2023-11-07
  • Alana DeJoseph - Director
  • Jimmy Carter - Himself
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Herself
  • John Coyne - Himself
  • Elizabeth Cobbs - Herself
  • Gerard T. Rice - Himself
  • Harris Wofford - Himself
  • Maria Shriver - Herself
  • Maureen Orth - Herself
  • Peter Hessler - Himself
  • Joe Kennedy - Himself
  • Donna Shalala - Herself
  • Taylor Hackford - Himself

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