Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2014

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2014


 

12 Years a slave

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Philomena

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Mandela

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

 Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, James Ivory, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg

Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, James Ivory, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg

dallas buyers club

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Lee daniels' the butler

The Butler is a movie starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and John Cusack. As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

 Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily James

Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily James

Walesa man of hope

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

 

an episode in the life of an iron picker

A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, cooks, bakes and cares for their two small daughters. One day, she feels a sharp pain in her abdomen.

wadjda

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2014


 
 Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes

Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes

big men

The film's central story follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy.

 Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

Tracks

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

the human experiment

A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products.

 

black fish

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2014


 

alias ruby blade

Documentary exploring the role of an Australian filmmaker turned revolutionary in the independence movement in Timor-Leste.

everyday rebellion

Everyday Rebellion is a movie starring Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, and Srdja Popovic. A documentary about modern and creative forms of non-violent protest and civil disobedience.

the kill team

A documentary that unveils the moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal story

the square

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

 

Syria: children on the frontline

Syria: Children on the Frontline is a TV movie starring James D'Arcy. The story of five young children whose lives have been changed forever by the civil war in Syria.

The family

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.

the missing picture

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

dirty wars

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

 

 Vice 

Vice 

Ground zero syria

Ground Zero Syria is a series where we've compiled photojournalist and videographer Robert King's footage into a series of raw, largely unedited vignettes that present a snapshot of the ancient city as it crumbles and burns while its citizens are killed indiscriminately.

Pussy riot: a punk prayer

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2014


 

#chicagogirl

From the Chicago suburbs, an American teenager helps run the Syrian revolution. With social media, she helps her network expose regime atrocities. But as the violence rages everyone must choose their weapon: Facebook or AK-47s.

 

Ai Weiwei: the fake case

A documentary reflects on artist Ai Weiwei's battle against the lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him.

outlawed in pakistan

When a Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her.