Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2012

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2012


 

In the land of blood and honey 

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

The help

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

the ides of march

The Ides of March - Tage des Verrats is a movie starring Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trai

the descendants

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

war horse

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.               

extremely loud and incredibly close

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

 

Albert nobbs

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant                                                                                                                                      

where do we go now

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2012


 

burning in the sun

26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world.                                                                                                                                             

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the tree of life

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied.                                                                      

the dark side of chocolate

What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow?

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2012


 

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

 

You Don't Like The Truth 4 days Inside Gauntanamo

The interrogation recordings of the underaged Canadian Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Omar Khadr, by Canadian intelligence personnel are presented with observations by his attorneys and former cell mates.

leaving baghdad

Leaving Baghdad is a road movie that follows Sadik, the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein, at the end of the nineties.

 

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2012


 

After the Silence

He was pacifist and a humanist, fighting for understanding and compasion  in the dialog between  Israelis and Palastinen. However, on the 31st March 2002  Israeli Dov Chernobroda was killed by a S

in darkness

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

justice for sergei

The death in prison of Sergei Magnitsky, a young Russian lawyer, remains one of the darkest scandals in the blotchy history of Russia's criminal justice system.

a SEPARATION

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

      Pamela Yates    

granito

A story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present.

the lady

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.