Culture of Peace in School with NVC

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Film: Behind every action there is a need – with subtitles in Nepali



The film is based on the idea that conflicts are inevitable – and they can also be the foundation for development of social and personal skills – if we are able to get closer and focus on the needs behind the conflict. The movie presents tools to understand and face a conflict by describing facts, feelings and needs and asking for a specific action. NVC (Nonviolent Communication) is a universal tool box you can use to solve conflicts and restore trust.

In the films the teachers use flash cards with feelings and needs, you can download NVC these cards for free here:

Film 1 of 5. Culture of Peace in School with NVC – Behind every action there is a need. Introduction to NVC in schools. We hear a preschool teacher tell about her experience with NVC and how it has changed the social environment in the classroom. We are also introduced to a conflict between two preschool children.
Film 2 of 5. Culture of Peace in School with NVC – From conflict to connection: the four elements of the NVC process. Shows how the teacher resolves the conflict from film 1 using the four principles of Nonviolent Communication (observations, feelings, needs, requests). Scenes from film 1 is elaborated.
Film 3 of 5. Culture of Peace in School with NVC – Taking responsibility for my own feelings. The scenes from film 1 continue and shows in detail how the flashcards with feelings & needs help the children to describe their feelings and needs in a conflict.
Film 4 of 5. Culture of Peace in School with NVC – Empathy for others, understanding others. See the children trying to guess the feelings and needs of others as the teacher helps them to connect more fully and draw further learning from the conflict.
Film 5 of 5. Culture of Peace in School with NVC – From anger to empathy, Mona and Mohammed. Mohammed from the 6th grade and the teacher Mona tell us how their conversation about feelings and needs helped them understand anger and find self-empathy.

Produced for: The LIVKOM Association
NVC Trainer and Consultant: Kirsten Kristensen, Contact
Sponsored by: The Danish Ministry of Education
Production and Organising: Marianne Rasmussen, Filmkompagniet
English Translation and Text Edition: Tone Productions and Graham Timmins at The Right Word
Illustrated Feelings and Needs Cards: from the book Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

Copyright: Filmkompagniet, Denmark. Filmkompagniet has produced 24 films which demonstrate good working practices in schools. See more on and some of them in English at


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