Cinema for Peace Gala Nominations 2016

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Film of the Year 2016


 

TRumbo

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.                                                                                                            

Suffragette

 Suffraagette is a movie starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

The 33

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.                                                                                                                                                                

stonewall

Stonewall is a movie starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, and Joey King. A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The club

A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

  James Vanderb i,  James Vanderbilt  (screenplay),  Mary Mapes  (book),  Cate Blanchett ,  Robert Redford , Dennis Quaid

James Vanderbi, James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Mary Mapes (book), Cate BlanchettRobert Redford, Dennis Quaid

truth

Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Bridge of Spies

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Son of Saul

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.                                                                                                                                     

The Big short

In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.                                                                                                

A tale of love and darknes

A tale of love and darknes is a movie starring Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, and Amir Tessler. The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.   

Mustang

Mustang is a movie starring Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, and Tugba Sunguroglu. When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Beasts of no Nation

Beasts of No Nation is a movie starring Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, and Ricky Adelayitor. A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

The Danish girl

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.                                                                           

spotlight

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.                                                                                 

carol   

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Women in gold

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

 

Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award 2016


 

last of the elephant men

A people's struggle to save the animal at the heart of their culture.

the true cost

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.                                                                          

antartic edge 70 south.

In 2014, scientists declared West Antarctic ice sheet melt unstoppable, threatening the future of our planet. A group of world-class researchers is in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. Trekking through dangerous and uncharted landscape, these scientists push the limits of their research and come to terms with the sacrifices necessary to understand this rapidly changing world.

h2o mx

With over 20 million residents, can Mexico City avert disaster and become water sustainable?

how to change the world

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.

racing extinction

A documentary that follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

black ice

The story of the Greenpeace ship and its crew, which set sail to protest the first oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, only to be detained as pirates by Russian authorities.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2016


 

he named me malala

He named me Malala is a movie starring Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, and Toor Pekai Yousafzai. A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Muros (walls)

Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi volunteered at the white helmets Walls tells the story of different people that live in one side and the other of different walls all around the world.          

winter on fire: ukraine's fight for freedom

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

censored voices

The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking - a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording revealed an honest look at the moment Israel turned from David to Goliath. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing the kibbutzniks to publish only a fragment of the conversations. 'Censored Voices' reveals the original recordings for the first time.

our terrible country

The documentary portrays the perilous journey of intellectual Yassin al-Haj Saleh and young photographer Ziad Homsi through Syria, at a time when the country edges towards the brink..

only the dead

Australian journalist Michael Ware's experiences in Iraq during the 2003 war and after.

india's daughter

The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Hawar: cry for help       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Cartel land

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

 

Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2016


 

Frame by frame

FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves.                 

a man can make a difference

A Man Can Make A Differnce Chronicles the adventurous life of Hungarian-born Jewish lawyer Benjamin Ferencz, who fled to the USA as a child and later became chief war crime prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials of 1945-1949 and one of the founding members of the International Criminal Court, which entered into force in 2002.

when elephants fight

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been called a geological scandal due to its mineral rich soil. Unfortunately, those minerals, necessary to sustain today's technology, are funding the deadliest war since WWII.

The watchers sky

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 'A Problem From Hell', 'Watchers of the Sky' traverses time and continents to explore genocide and the cycle of violence.

the diplomat

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spanned fifty years of American foreign policy - from Vietnam to Afghanistan.

the look of silence

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers