Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2015

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2015


 

pride

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Timbuktu

Timbuktu is a movie starring Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, and Toulou Kiki. A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

unbroken

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Selma

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Imitation Game

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Leviathan

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

 

tangerines

Tangerines is a movie starring Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, and Giorgi Nakashidze. War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

The theory of everything

The theory of everything is a movie starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Tom Prior. A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.                        

black or white

A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2015


 

Corn island

The river creates and the river destroys in an eternal cycle that even man can't escape.

 Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

years of living dangerously. 

Years of Living Dangerously is a TV series starring Thomas Friedman, Don Cheadle, and America Ferrera. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.

We come as freinds

As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed documentarian Hubert Sauper, who is mining for stories in a land trapped in the past but careening toward an apocalyptic future.

Virunga

Virunga is a movie starring André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, and Mélanie Gouby. A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2015


 
 Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman

E-Team

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals hired to document war crimes and report them to the rest of the world. Within this volatile climate, filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny take us to the frontline in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of coordinated attacks conducted by Bashar al-Assad and the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi.

Red army

The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.

Drone

Ideologies collide with fatal results when a military drone contractor meets an enigmatic Pakistani businessman.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Citizenfour

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

the salt of the earth

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

the internet's own boy

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2015


 

three windows and a hanging

In a traditional village where life is gradually being rebuilt, the schoolteacher Lushe is driven by her conscience to give an interview to an international journalist. During the interview, Lushe admits that she and three other women from the village were raped by Serbian soldiers. When the men from the village find out that it was Lushe who spoke to the journalist, they start a hate campaign against her and her little boy.

Miners shot down

34 miners were killed in South Africa in 2012. A police cover-up was suspected.

in the sands of babylon

An unforgettable story, forgotten... 1991 Gulf War: Ibrahim, an Iraqi soldier, has escaped from Kuwait as the Iraqi Army retreats. Facing the perilous journey home, he must cross the southern desert; a chaotic no-man's land between Saddam's Regime and American Cross Fire. Whilst unrest spreads across the country, he is captured by the Republican Guard and cast into Saddam's infamous prisons, suspected of being a traitor

dukhtar

In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.

silvered water

A look at first-hand video accounts of violence in modern-day Syria as filmed by activists in the besieged city of Homs.