War

 

2018


 
 Evgeny Afineevsky, Aaron I. Butler and Den Tolmor

Evgeny Afineevsky, Aaron I. Butler and Den Tolmor

Cries from syria (winner)

Cries from Syria is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists.

 Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman

City of ghosts

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

 Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

last men in aleppo

Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi volunteered at the white helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims at besieged city during the Syrian civil war.

 

2017


 

Hacksaw ridge

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

 

pERSHMERGA

From July to December 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy and a team of cameramen travelled the 1000 kilometres of the frontline that separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Daesh's troupes.

the white helmets

Volunteer rescue workers put their lives on the line to save civilians amidst the turmoil and violence in Syria and Turkey.

 

Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2018


 

Beasts of no nation

 the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

HAWAR: CRY FOR HELP 

Cry For Help portrays the events following Daesh’s attack on Iraq’s Yazidi community in August 2014.

 Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, David Fialkow, and Jim Swartz

Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, David Fialkow, and Jim Swartz

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.

ONLY THE DEAD

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

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..

CARTEL LAND

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

 

2015


 

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.

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.

DRONE

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

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.

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. 

 

2014

 

ALIAS RUBY BLADE

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

 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

#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.

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 KILL TEAM

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

 

 

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.

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.

 

2013

 

WAR WITCH

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

ZERO DARK THIRTY

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

 

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.

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.    

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.