The Third Harmony





The Third Harmony is the film version of Michael Nagler’s book and is produced by the Metta Center for Non Violence. Tom Eddington and the Fund’s Executive Director Steve Michelson were Executive Producers.

The film weaves together a tapestry of voices and experiences on the transformative power of nonviolence. The film, book and board game are available on the Metta Center website.

Drawing on interviews with veteran activists like civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette, scientists like behaviorist Frans de Waal and neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, political scientist Erica Chenoweth, futurist Elisabet Sahtouris and others, The Third Harmony will help students and the public to better grasp just what nonviolence is and how it works.

By revealing the convergence of modern science and the world’s great wisdom traditions, the film also explores the important role
that nonviolence plays in the wider struggle to develop a “new story” of human nature, that, contrary to the “old story”, scarcity, competition and violence are not inevitable. Rather the universe is conscious and purposeful; we are spiritual beings, and
cooperation and collaboration are our natural way of interacting.

Finally, the film points out what each of us can do to facilitate the fulfillment of Mahatma Gandhi’s promise that nonviolence could
“oversweep the world” and allow us each to find personal fulfillment in the process.

Fund partner, Lobitos Creek Ranch did the finishing and color correction. Distribution is through Bullfrog Films.

Nonviolence is more than putting another person in power. It’s about awakening a different kind of power in people.

Dr. Michael Nagler

Citing the convergence of modern science and the essence of the world’s wisdom traditions, Metta Center President and Founder, Michael Nagler argues for a new story: the universe is conscious and purposeful, humans are spiritual beings, and cooperation and collaboration are our natural way of interacting.

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