The World House


A documentary film festival in celebration of the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

 Friday, January 14 - Monday, January 17, 2022

A film festival featuring documentaries speaking to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the World House

For the 2022 King Holiday, the World House Project at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law within Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies hosted a free, four-day virtual film festival/webinar from the evening of Jan. 14 through Jan. 17, 2022. This virtual event featured over 40 documentaries, musical performances, interviews and panel discussions that spoke to Dr. King's still unanswered question: Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

The webinar consisted of daily Zoom meetings with the World House Project director Dr. Clayborne Carson and his team, who discussed a wide range of topics, from the history of the civil rights movement to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African American freedom struggles.

The films and performances covered a variety of themes, from the history of the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements to James Baldwin and Martin Luther King's global visions. If you missed the festival or have not had a change to watch the movies you wished it, please review the  2022 Films List to find out WHERE and HOW you can continue watching! 

The festival is produced in partnership with Bullfrog films, California Newsreel, the Camera as Witness Program (Stanford Arts), Clarity Films, Journey Films, the Kunhardt Film Foundation, the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, the Metta Center for Nonviolence, the Office for Religious & Spiritual Life at Stanford, the 43rd Annual OUSD MLK Oratorical Festival, and the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice.

“We have inherited a large house, a great 'world house' in which we have to live together, a family unduly separated in ideas, culture and interest, who, because we can never again live apart, must learn somehow to live with each other in peace.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1967

Banner Photograph:

Stephen Somerstein, 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March