Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2011

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2011


 

Of Gods and men (winner)

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.                                                                

Cirkus Columbia

A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life.                                                                                 

As if i am not there

A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague.

Conviction

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

Biutiful

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

 

Fair game

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2011


 

Jane's Journey

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she's been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. 

Countdown to zero

A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

Pandora

James Cameron was aware that our technological creations and pursuits are the prime causes for the damaging of our natural sights, animals, environment, and nature's abundance, more so for indigenous peoples of the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jean-Jacques Mantello, Francois Mantello, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jean-Jacques Mantello, Francois Mantello, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Harmony

Harmony is an urgent, accessible and practical call to action. It offers the audience a new and inspiring perspective on how the world can meet the challenges of climate change globally, locally and personally

 Bonnie Cohen, Jon Shenk, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann, Jeff Skoll and Al Gore

Bonnie Cohen, Jon Shenk, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann, Jeff Skoll and Al Gore

Climate of change

A documentary focused on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.                                                                                                        

 

gasland

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2011


 

skateistan - four wheels and a board in kabul (winner)

Inspired by Skateistan, Afghanistan's first skateboarding school, this emotional feature-length documentary is a journey deep into the lives of Afghanistan's urban youth. 

Aung San Suu Kyi - Lady of No Fear,

A Documentary about the life and work of Aung San Suu Kyi.

 

 

Casino Jack and the United states of money

A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

A Small Act

A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received.

 Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

Between Heaven and Earth

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Armadillo

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. 

Black Diamond

Black Diamond uncovers the mechanisms of the lucrative international trade of hundreds of young African players with their heads full of dreams

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2011


 

blood in the mobile (winner)

The dark side of our cell phones. No company can say for sure that they didn't buy conflict minerals from the Congo to produce your cell phone.

 Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, and Steven Markovitz

Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, and Steven Markovitz

CeasfireA

24 hours ceasefire. The situation in Falluja is devastating- no food, no medications, no help. A group of five people sets out with the plan to help- they end up fighting for the lives of the helpless and wounded and eventually - their own.

All Your dead Ones

Salvador is a peasant who one day wakes up as usual to work on his land but instead finds a pile of corpses in the middle of his crops.

slaves

Chang-ho, 12, becomes friend with a North-Korean immigrant about the same age who just crossed the Dooman river, border between North-Korea and China.

BudRus

Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction.

Enemies of the people

The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now.