Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2010

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2010


 

Invictus

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Traige

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Entre Nos

A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States.

The ghost Writer

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

up in the air

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

 

District 9

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

 

The Messenger

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

 Michael Showalter, Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano

Michael Showalter, Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano

Avatar

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

5 minutes heaven

The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2010


 

Bananas!*

Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.

Into eternity

A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

 

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Crude

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Home

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2010


 

Kimjongilia

North Korean defectors tell their stories of repression, escape and hope.

 Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

reporter

Journalist Nicholas Kristof travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the growing humanitarian crisis.

 Nouritza Matossian, Katy Sheppard

Nouritza Matossian, Katy Sheppard

Murder File: Hrant Dink 

The murderer of the ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink has been sentenced yesterday to 23 years in prison. Hrant Dink was the editor of a bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper who dedicated his life to advocating the rights of Armenians, Kurds and other minorities in the Turkish Republic.

Tibet in Song

A look at the life and struggles of the Tibetan people and their culture told through music.

Sergio

A look at the life and work of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and the rescue operation when he was trapped and injured by a bomb explosion at UN headquarters in Baghdad.

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2010


 

the most dangerous man in America

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of classified documents, decides to challenge an "Imperial" Presidency

Women in shroud

A dedicated group of Iranian lawyers and activists work together to counter the injustice of the death penalty.

A unique and incandescent documentary which follows a group of former child soldiers as they undergo a process of trauma therapy and emotional healing while in a rehabilitation center.

the stoning of Soraya

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

slaves

Could you forgive a person who murdered your family? This is the question faced by the subjects of As We Forgive, a documentary about Rosaria and Chantal-two Rwandan women

the time that remains

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Capitalism: A love Story

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.