Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2008

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2008


 

Persepolis

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfl

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

A Mighty Hear

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Juno

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

In the Valley of Elah

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Charlie Wilson´s War

PA drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2008


 

Earth

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Erde (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

the unforseen

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Arid Lands

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2008


 

Trouble - Teatime in Heiligendamm

The 2007 G8 Summit in Heiligendamm/Germany - A summer fairytale, a blooming corn poppy, a brilliant blue sky. An unbelievably large and menacing fence cuts through the picturesque landscape.

Sicko

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Darfur now

An examination of the genocide in Sudan's western region of Darfur.