3 Superheroes of Peace use THE 5 POWERS to Change The Course of World History, Planting Seeds Of Peace in The Mud Of War. the5powersmovie.com
The Secret of The 5 Powers is an Animated Feature Documentary Starring Thich Nhat Hanh, Alfred Hassler (The Creator of the MLK Montgomery Story Comic Book), Sister Chan Khong and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Secret of the 5 Powers addresses timeless, yet contemporary issues, weaving powerfully illustrated comic book animation, historic documents and modern film footage into an entertaining, inspiring, heart-touching story.
Through the experiences of the films protagonists; Alfred Hassler, an American anti-war superhero, Vietnamese peace activist Sister Chan Khong and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, whom Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967, the audience is confronted with a variety of challenging and complex issues. Self-immolation, conscientious objection, nonviolent resistance and an unwavering compassion for all those who suffered during the war.
One of the film's big surprises is the largely unknown comic book that turned Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr, into a Superhero. Dr. Sylvia Rhor, a NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. expert, reveals the story of the powerful "Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story" Comic Book.
In 1956, Alfred Hassler had an idea to work with Martin Luther King, Jr. to produce a comic book - a comic book to be distributed in the South to young and old, African Americans and white Americans, to tell the story of the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery.
The idea itself was groundbreaking. Rarely does one think of a comic book as an important tool in the struggle for civil rights, but this comic book has been quietly changing the course of history around the world for over 50 years.