Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2009

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2009


 

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8 shorts centered around 8 themes directed by 8 famous film directors involved and sharing their opinion on progress, on the set-backs and the challenges our planet faces today.

Blind Loves

A poetic story about love and happiness between doc and fiction.

the baader meinhof complex

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

hunger

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Australia

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot.

changeling

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Doubt

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

 

The Caymen

A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

A Woman in Berlin

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

che

In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Frost/Nixon

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Machan

A group of sad slum residents, living on the limits of society under immense pressure, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2009


 

Blue Gold

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena.

fuel

JDirector Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil.

Flow

Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2009


 

Bigger stronger faster

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Kalinovski Square

Three months before elections the president of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko claimed: "You have no other choice, you will vote for me!" This is exactly how it happened in March 2006.

shooting robert king

Follows Robert King in his fifteen years as a war photographer.

Kassim the dream

This is the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6.

tough being loved by jerks

When twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were published by Denmark's largest newspaper in 2005, European muslim groups denounced the cartoons as insulting and sacrilegious.

Leaving Fear behind

Tibetans wish to tell the world of their plight and their heartfelt grievances against Chinese rule.

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2018


 
 Nora Twomey, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen

Nora Twomey, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen

For a moment, freedom

Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.

Katyn

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Lemon Tree

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

Gomorra

An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

Milk

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

jonny mad dog

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country.

A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state.