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A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps (2020)

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Directed by Alana DeJoseph and narrated by Annette Bening, the documentary features indelible interviews of current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current and former staff, scholars and journalists, community members and leaders around the world (including Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf). Remarkable archival materials and stunning footage from around the globe by cinematographer Vanessa Carr bring to life an agency that represents to the world the American idea. By expertly weaving together personal volunteer experiences with the political machinations of the time, screenwriter Shana Kelly provides viewers with a visceral experience of Kennedy's words "what together we can do for the freedom of man."

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"A Towering Task" unfolds like a dull, chronological slide show of archival images, basic graphics and seemingly infinite talking heads.

May 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Informative documentary promotes global activism.

June 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Have a look. Maybe you'll be inspired to volunteer somewhere in the world ... even if it's just in your neighborhood.

June 3, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

An enlightening and inspiring 60-year history of the Peace Corps.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A wide array of archival films indicates that JFK's Peace Corps is still alive, even flourishing.

May 17, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

a soup to nuts exploration of the history of this government sponsored volunteer program from 1961 to present day.

May 2, 2020 | Full Review…

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