The Promise
The Promise

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Next Event: Tuesday September 19, 2017 6:00PM

The Promise

The Promise

Director: Terry George
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale
Website: thepromise.movie

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive. The Promise is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George.

 Tuesday, 9/19, 6pm, Enzian Theater


Venue: Enzian
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Gold Pass
Gold Pass

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Next Event: Tuesday September 19, 2017 6:00PM

Gold Pass - $199

The Gold Pass provides priority seating to all screenings, as well as entry to the Opening Night Film & Party.


Venue: ALL
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs / Don’t Drain the Swamp
Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs / Don’t Drain the Swamp

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Next Event: Wednesday September 20, 2017 7:00PM

Hidden Secrets of the Florida Springs

Director: Bob Giguere
USA, 2017, 56 mins
Website: equinoxdocumentaries.org/

There are over 1,000 freshwater springs in Florida, more than any other region in the world.  Native Americans worshiped them as sacred, while many visitors today regard them as enchanted. Not only do these springs fuel rivers and nurture a wonderland of plants and wildlife, they flow from an Aquifer that provides drinking water for 90 percent of Floridians. Their value for recreation, real estate, and potable water is measured in billions of dollars. Florida would suffer an enormous aesthetic---and economic---loss if its springs were degraded.

Equinox Documentaries will explore the mysteries of these springs with rare footage---revealing labyrinthic limestone chambers, rare and endemic animals, and prehistoric fossils of mastodons and other Ice Age animals. But it will also bring to light more treacherous “secrets” that show how the flow of major springs has been steadily declining over the last 50 years, and why the once-pure waters often are clogged with nitrates. The most closely held secret is that humans may have done more damage to our magical springs in the last half century than others have done in the last ten thousand years.  

 SCREENS WITH:

Don''t Drain the Swamp

Don''t Drain the Swamp

Director: Vicki Nantz
USA, 2017, 23 mins
Website: vickinantzfilms.com

Politicians like to say they want to “drain the swamp,” as if the swamp were a terrible, godforsaken place. After spending 160 hours in a Florida swamp, filmmaker Vicki Nantz can report that the swamp is one of the most valuable ecosystems on earth, and home to an amazing array of wildlife. She discovered there are few places more life-affirming, beautiful and beneficial. Once you experience the zen of the swamp you’ll know that “drain the swamp” is the worst metaphor ever. 

Wednesday, 9/20, 7pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, WP Library


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Leftovers
Leftovers

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Next Event: Thursday September 21, 2017 5:30PM

Leftovers

Director: Seth Hancock
USA, 2017, 69 mins
Website: LeftoversTheDocumentary.com

Photographer Seth Hancock was asked to make a documentary on a subject that meant nothing to him….senior citizens and hunger. He’d never gone hungry a day in his life and rarely thought about getting old. In Leftovers. he travels the country to discover why seniors are the new face of hunger in America, why they’re often treated as second-class citizens and what is being done to make a difference in their lives.

Leftovers. is his personal journey. One where he quickly realizes how vast the problem is, what it will take to feed the seniors of this county, how much food gets wasted and how senior hunger will affect us all.

Thursday, 9/21, 5:30pm, Cobb
Sunday, 9/24, 4pm, WP Library


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Straight from the Pen / Remand
Straight from the Pen / Remand

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Next Event: Thursday September 21, 2017 5:30PM

Straight from the Pen

Director: Paul Sutton
USA, 2017, 51 mins.
Website: californiaprisontours.com

Twenty-four prisoners—mostly lifers—sat across from a dozen college students on a maximum security prison yard in southern California as part of an innovative and inspiring creative writing class. For 14 weeks, prisoners learned to express themselves openly and honestly, many for the first time in their lives, to a group of strangers, in a setting where survival often demands alienation, disaffection, even violence. And the students—at first apprehensive, even hateful—discovered that the men across from them were far from the callous and unfeeling monsters they had expected to meet. Though their often-intimate collaboration, both groups found hope and humanity in a place where they had expected neither.

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Remand

Director: Craig Detweiler
USA/Uganda, 2016, 40 mins
Website: remandfilm.com

 Henry, a Ugandan boy, is losing hope, languishing in prison, awaiting trial for two murders he didn''t commit. Jim''s comfortable life as a Los Angeles lawyer and law professor nearly ensured he and Henry would never meet. Remand tells the true story of how Tumusiime Henry and Jim Gash, separated by an ocean, thousands of miles, and differing cultures, worked together to inspire justice reform for an entire country. Narrated by Angela Bassett.

Thursday, 9/21, 5:30pm, WP Library
Saturday, 9/23, 3pm, Bush

NOTE:  Straight from the Pen plays on its own, for free, on Wednesday, 9/20, 7pm,  at Valencia West, HSB 105


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Andasibe / Chocolate in the Jungle
Andasibe / Chocolate in the Jungle

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 6:30PM

Andasibe

Andasibe

Director: Denise Dragiewicz
USA/Madagascar, 2016, 56 mins
Website: eyesoftheworldfilms.com/

Madagascar’s ecosystem is one of the most threatened on the planet. A nation comprised of subsistence farmers, Malagasy people do not have the luxury to see beyond their daily needs to consider the long-term consequences of deforestation.

Nevertheless, there is an air of optimism in the small village of Andasibe. The film follows the grassroots efforts of community members galvanized to save not only their landscape, but also their longevity as a community. Their solution? Turning the remaining forest into a park, to both embolden locals to protect it and to spur financially supportive tourism from outsiders.

Andasibe focuses on the efforts of two dedicated individuals and one organization: NIRINA, a fifty-nine-year-old guide who regales folklore of the natural world, solicits men to stand guard around a remaining fragment of native forest; CLAUDE runs workshops on sustainable practices, unionizes women craft-makers, and trains young people as nature guides; MITSINJO, a grassroots organization, is determined to protect the natural habitat where lemurs dwell. Through primary school workshops, they teach empathy between native children and the animals that live along side them – thus empowering children as the crucial next generation to carry on the efforts of change. Working against these efforts is the mindset of the everyday community member struggling to survive, continuing to practice slash and burn agriculture, making charcoal out of native trees, and engaging in illegal sales of rare hardwoods.

SCREENS WITH:

Chocolate in the Jungle

Chocolate in The Jungle

Director: Denise Dragiewicz
USA/Ecuador, 2016, 15 mins
Website: eyesoftheworldfilms.com/

Stretching south from Panama through Colombia and into Ecuador, the Chocó Rainforest is one of the world’s most biologically rich ecosystems. It contains more than 11,000 species of plants, 900 species of birds, and according to the World Land Trust, “an extremely high number of species unknown to science.” Yet deforestation over the past several decades —first for banana production, logging, and now for palm oil — has whittled down the forest to just a fraction of its original size.

The film “Chocolate in the Jungle” documents efforts by a small group of Ecuadorians who are sustainably working the land in the Chocó Rainforest. This community of small farmers is growing cacao and selling the beans to French companies willing to pay four times typical chocolate prices for the organically grown crop. In order to be part of this venture, however, residents must leave at least 75 percent of their forested land unfarmed.

“With time, you stop and think about what you have been doing,” says one Ecuadorian woman who farms cacao in the rainforest. “Now you see everything is destroyed. It was all forest before. There were a lot of animals here and now they have no home because people aren’t doing the right work. It’s priceless. You cannot buy what we have here.”

Thursday, 9/21, 5:45pm, Bush
Friday, 9/22, 6:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Footprint: Population, Consumption & Sustainability
Footprint: Population, Consumption & Sustainability

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Next Event: Thursday September 21, 2017 6:00PM

Footprint: Population, Consumption & Sustainability

Director: Valentina Canavesio
???, 2016, 82 mins
Website: www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c948.shtml

 Footprint takes a dizzying spin around the globe, witnessing population explosions, overconsumption, limited resources, and expert testimony as to what a world straining at its limits can sustain. We spend time with indigenous health workers, activists, and the ordinary people in the Philippines, Mexico, Pakistan and Kenya, women who all challenge the idea that our world can continue to support the weight of humanity’s footprint on it. Footprint offers unprecedented access to the people on the ground who are all in their unique way challenging the status quo and making us rethink what’s really at stake. There are surprising revelations on who are the players standing in the way of solutions and those pushing for it, without losing sight of the array of possible solutions that open up when we take the time to ask this critical question of how many of us there are in the world and what the Earth can sustain if we are to all live a dignified life.

Thursday, 9/21, 6pm, SunTrust
Friday, 9/22, 5:30pm, WP Library


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Intent to Destroy
Intent to Destroy

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Next Event: Thursday September 21, 2017 8:00PM

Intent to Destroy

Intent to Destroy

Director: Joe Berlinger
Malta/Portugal/Spain/US, 2017, 115 mins
Website: joeberlingerfilms.com/films/Intent

 Pulling back the curtain on mass murder censorship in Hollywood due to U.S. government pressure to appease a strategic ally, Intent to Destroy embeds with a historic feature film production as a springboard to explore the violent history of the Armenian Genocide and legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century. Joe Berlinger’s thirteenth feature documentary film captures the cinematic and political challenges of producing a historically meaningful, big-budget feature film in an environment rife with political suppression and threats of retaliation. By intertwining these three separate threads – the modern day production of The Promise, the history of the Genocide and the century of international repression – Intent to Destroy coalesces to provide a comprehensive view on the atrocities of 1915 to 1923 and their resounding aftermath right up until the present day. As Elie Wiesel has so eloquently stated, the final stage of Genocide is denial. Intent to Destroy pulls back the curtain of political resistance and historical amnesia to finally present a more complete account of Armenia – the Genocide, its delayed recognition and a nearly forgotten history of suffering and heroism in the hope of inspiring a collective sense of international justice and humanity. 

Thursday, 9/21, 8pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 3pm, Cobb


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


One Big Home
One Big Home

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Next Event: Thursday September 21, 2017 8:00PM

One Big Home

Director: Thomas Bena
USA, 2016, 87 mins
Website: cargofilm-releasing.com/films/one-big-home/

On Martha’s Vineyard where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand this trend toward mega-mansions. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, director Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera to explore the tensions between personal extravagance and natural preservation. A story about community activism. Now more than ever, we need to know that each of us has the power to affect change where we live.

Thursday, 9/21, 8pm, Cobb
Saturday, 9/23 12:30, Bush


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Good Mind / Water Warriors
The Good Mind / Water Warriors

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Next Event: Thursday September 21, 2017 8:15PM

The Good Mind

Director: Gwendolen Cates
USA, 2016, 66 mins
Website: thegoodmindfilm.com

Rarely has the Onondaga Nation in central New York State opened its doors to non-Native people. Filmmaker Gwendolen Cates offers this intimate portrait of an indigenous sovereign nation that never accepted U.S. citizenship, has its own passport, and still maintains a traditional government led by clanmothers and chiefs. As the Central Fire of the Iroquois Confederacy, one of the world’s first true democracies, they inspired the Founding Fathers. The film’s journey reveals the Nation’s tireless environmental advocacy, and their legal battle with the U.S. over ancestral land taken by New York State in violation of a 1794 treaty with George Washington. Motivated by ancient prophecies, the Nation seeks environmental stewardship of their sacred land and waters, which have suffered vast degradation by industrial resource extraction and pollution. The film follows Onondaga leaders and young people, and their longtime advocate, a civil rights attorney, from the Nation to NYC, DC and Europe, as they fight for justice.

SCREENS WITH:

Water Warriors

Director: Michael Premo
Canada/USA, 2017, 22 mins
Website: storyline.media/waterwarriors

When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and their way of life.

Thursday, 9/21, 8:15pm, WP Library
Friday, 9/22, 6pm, Cobb


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Children of the Silent Revolution
Children of the Silent Revolution

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Next Event: Thursday September 21, 2017 8:30PM

Children of the Silent Revolution

Children of the SIlent Revolution

Director: Viktoria Ershova
Bulgaria, 2016, 84 mins
Website: viktoripictures.com/childrenofthesilentrevolution/

What are your dreams when you are 18 and what happens in the next 20 years? Children of the Silent Revolution follows the lives of a tight-knit group of classmates from Bulgaria as they start their adult lives against the backdrop of the fall of the Soviet Union. Over a period of two decades, these friends, including the filmmaker herself, face the transition from childhood ideals to adult realities, as their country faces the transition from Communism to Democracy.

Thursday, 9/21, 8:30pm, SunTrust
Friday, 9/22, 8:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Weekend Pass
Weekend Pass

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 11:00AM

Weekend Pass - $50

The Weekend Pass is good for screenings from Friday through Sunday.


Venue: ALL
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Footprint: Population, Consumption & Sustainability
Footprint: Population, Consumption & Sustainability

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 5:30PM

Footprint: Population, Consumption & Sustainability

Director: Valentina Canavesio
???, 2016, 82 mins
Website: www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c948.shtml

 Footprint takes a dizzying spin around the globe, witnessing population explosions, overconsumption, limited resources, and expert testimony as to what a world straining at its limits can sustain. We spend time with indigenous health workers, activists, and the ordinary people in the Philippines, Mexico, Pakistan and Kenya, women who all challenge the idea that our world can continue to support the weight of humanity’s footprint on it. Footprint offers unprecedented access to the people on the ground who are all in their unique way challenging the status quo and making us rethink what’s really at stake. There are surprising revelations on who are the players standing in the way of solutions and those pushing for it, without losing sight of the array of possible solutions that open up when we take the time to ask this critical question of how many of us there are in the world and what the Earth can sustain if we are to all live a dignified life.

Thursday, 9/21, 6pm, SunTrust
Friday, 9/22, 5:30pm, WP Library


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Buddy System
The Buddy System

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 6:00PM

The Buddy System

Director: Megan Smith-Harris
USA, 2016, 58 mins
Website: thebuddysystemfilm.org

Dogs are transforming the lives of children on the autism spectrum.

The Buddy System tells the intimate stories of three families touched by autism, who experience a remarkable change when a specially trained autism assistance dog comes into their lives.

The incidence of autism has increased at an alarming rate. In 2000, one-in-150 children was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Today, that number is one-in-68. So there is a high probability that that someone you know, a neighbor, work colleague, a relative—or perhaps even you—have been directly affected by an autism diagnosis.

Autism assistance dogs not only become best friends or “buddies” with the children they serve, but they are also powerful therapeutic tools who help kids on the spectrum develop essential social skills, heighten emotional empathy, and level the playing field so they can finally feel like they belong.

Friday, 9/22, 6pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 3:15pm, WP Library


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Good Mind / Water Warriors
The Good Mind / Water Warriors

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 6:00PM

The Good Mind

Director: Gwendolen Cates
USA, 2016, 66 mins
Website: thegoodmindfilm.com

Rarely has the Onondaga Nation in central New York State opened its doors to non-Native people. Filmmaker Gwendolen Cates offers this intimate portrait of an indigenous sovereign nation that never accepted U.S. citizenship, has its own passport, and still maintains a traditional government led by clanmothers and chiefs. As the Central Fire of the Iroquois Confederacy, one of the world’s first true democracies, they inspired the Founding Fathers. The film’s journey reveals the Nation’s tireless environmental advocacy, and their legal battle with the U.S. over ancestral land taken by New York State in violation of a 1794 treaty with George Washington. Motivated by ancient prophecies, the Nation seeks environmental stewardship of their sacred land and waters, which have suffered vast degradation by industrial resource extraction and pollution. The film follows Onondaga leaders and young people, and their longtime advocate, a civil rights attorney, from the Nation to NYC, DC and Europe, as they fight for justice.

SCREENS WITH:

Water Warriors

Water Warriors

Director: Michael Premo
Canada/USA, 2017, 22 mins
Website: storyline.media/waterwarriors

When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and their way of life.

Thursday, 9/21, 8:15pm, WP Library
Friday, 9/22, 6pm, Cobb


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Andasibe / Chocolate in the Jungle
Andasibe / Chocolate in the Jungle

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 6:30PM

Andasibe

Andasibe

Director: Denise Dragiewicz
USA/Madagascar, 2016, 56 mins
Website: eyesoftheworldfilms.com/

Madagascar’s ecosystem is one of the most threatened on the planet. A nation comprised of subsistence farmers, Malagasy people do not have the luxury to see beyond their daily needs to consider the long-term consequences of deforestation.

Nevertheless, there is an air of optimism in the small village of Andasibe. The film follows the grassroots efforts of community members galvanized to save not only their landscape, but also their longevity as a community. Their solution? Turning the remaining forest into a park, to both embolden locals to protect it and to spur financially supportive tourism from outsiders.

Andasibe focuses on the efforts of two dedicated individuals and one organization: NIRINA, a fifty-nine-year-old guide who regales folklore of the natural world, solicits men to stand guard around a remaining fragment of native forest; CLAUDE runs workshops on sustainable practices, unionizes women craft-makers, and trains young people as nature guides; MITSINJO, a grassroots organization, is determined to protect the natural habitat where lemurs dwell. Through primary school workshops, they teach empathy between native children and the animals that live along side them – thus empowering children as the crucial next generation to carry on the efforts of change. Working against these efforts is the mindset of the everyday community member struggling to survive, continuing to practice slash and burn agriculture, making charcoal out of native trees, and engaging in illegal sales of rare hardwoods.

SCREENS WITH:

Chocolate in the Jungle

Chocolate in The Jungle

Director: Denise Dragiewicz
USA/Ecuador, 2016, 15 mins
Website: eyesoftheworldfilms.com/

Stretching south from Panama through Colombia and into Ecuador, the Chocó Rainforest is one of the world’s most biologically rich ecosystems. It contains more than 11,000 species of plants, 900 species of birds, and according to the World Land Trust, “an extremely high number of species unknown to science.” Yet deforestation over the past several decades —first for banana production, logging, and now for palm oil — has whittled down the forest to just a fraction of its original size.

The film “Chocolate in the Jungle” documents efforts by a small group of Ecuadorians who are sustainably working the land in the Chocó Rainforest. This community of small farmers is growing cacao and selling the beans to French companies willing to pay four times typical chocolate prices for the organically grown crop. In order to be part of this venture, however, residents must leave at least 75 percent of their forested land unfarmed.

“With time, you stop and think about what you have been doing,” says one Ecuadorian woman who farms cacao in the rainforest. “Now you see everything is destroyed. It was all forest before. There were a lot of animals here and now they have no home because people aren’t doing the right work. It’s priceless. You cannot buy what we have here.”

Thursday, 9/21, 5:45pm, Bush
Friday, 9/22, 6:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Tree
The Tree

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 7:30PM

The Tree

The Tree

Director: Stephen Wallace Pruitt
USA, 2017, 94 mins
Website: facebook.com/TheTree2017/

Inspired by an actual friendship between the director''s mother and his mother''s best friend, ''The Tree'' is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kansas, back to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit her oldest and dearest childhood friend.

Friday, 9/22, 7:30pm, WP Library
Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, Cobb


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Tidewater / Ocean Spies
Tidewater / Ocean Spies

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 8:00PM

Tidewater

Director: Roger Sorkin
USA, 2017, 40 mins
Website: amresproject.org

Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region whose vulnerability most affects our overall national security. An area rich in diversity and historical significance, it is the second most vulnerable community in the U.S. to sea level rise, after New Orleans. With over 1.6 million citizens, the region is comprised of 17 jurisdictions and hosts 18 federal government agencies along with Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval station in the world and a major deployment point for U.S. forces globally. The region is also experiencing land subsidence, which exacerbates the effects of flooding. Hampton Roads requires $1 billion in urgent infrastructure repairs with 900 miles of its roads and electric grid threatened by permanent flooding. Faced with these unprecedented challenges that can only be tackled by a wide range of stakeholders, from ordinary citizens to the U.S. Navy to local businesses, Tidewater will highlight the innovative whole-of-government problem-solving model being pioneered by local leaders.

If Hampton Roads succeeds, it will mean success on several levels. They’ll save their homes, schools, businesses, the naval base, and that’s no mean feat. But they’ll also create a powerful template for success, a model other regions can use to prepare for and deal with disaster – and more: a model that can demonstrate how people, businesses and government can pull together to solve any complex problem.

SCREENS WITH:

Ocean Spies

Directors: Tyler & Alex Mifflin
Canada/Palau/UK/US, 2017, 26 mins
Website: thewaterbrothers.ca 

One of the greatest crimes against nature plays out daily on the high seas. Outlaw vessels are participating in illegal fishing on an industrial scale. Globally, 1 in 5 fish are caught illegally, undermining marine conservation efforts and robbing developing countries of their precious food. The brothers travel to Palau to see this destruction firsthand, while also learning about the newest spy and surveillance technology to help combat this massive problem.

Friday, 9/22, 8pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Be Relentless
Be Relentless

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 8:15PM

Be Relentless

Be Relentless

Director: Brad Riley
USA/Mexico, 2017, ?? mins
Website: berelentlessmovie.com

On May 5, 2014, Norma Bastidas, a single mother and fearless survivor of human trafficking, sexual violence, abuse and addiction, shattered the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon by running, biking, and swimming 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from Cancún, Mexico to Washington D.C. as her stand against human trafficking. Norma’s mission is to educate and empower, demonstrating to the world that one’s past does not dictate one’s future.

Be Relentless is the binational, bilingual, feature-length documentary that captured every grueling step of Norma’s record-breaking expedition across two countries. Through Norma’s persistence, Be Relentless proves that everyday people can make an extraordinary impact in seemingly unchallengeable issues.

Be Relentless captures the conversation about the realities of human trafficking inspiring the world to engage this issue and to prevent what happened to Norma from happening to others.

Friday, 9/22, 8:15pm, Cobb
Saturday, 9/23, 3:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Children of the Silent Revolution
Children of the Silent Revolution

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Next Event: Friday September 22, 2017 8:30PM

Children of the Silent Revolution

Children of the SIlent Revolution

Director: Viktoria Ershova
Bulgaria, 2016, 84 mins
Website: viktoripictures.com/childrenofthesilentrevolution/

What are your dreams when you are 18 and what happens in the next 20 years? Children of the Silent Revolution follows the lives of a tight-knit group of classmates from Bulgaria as they start their adult lives against the backdrop of the fall of the Soviet Union. Over a period of two decades, these friends, including the filmmaker herself, face the transition from childhood ideals to adult realities, as their country faces the transition from Communism to Democracy.

Thursday, 9/21, 8:30pm, SunTrust
Friday, 9/22, 8:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Forgive – Don’t Forget / Paper Lanterns
Forgive – Don’t Forget / Paper Lanterns

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 12:00PM

Forgive – Don’t Forget

Co-directors: Brad Bennett, Jonah Guelzo, Austin Journey, Paul Ufema
USA/Japan, 71mins
Website: fdfmovie.com

 At its core, Forgive–Don’t Forget is about the connection between two very different cultures and the importance of remembrance. When Japan surrendered to the U.S. at the end of World War II, numerous Japanese swords were confiscated and taken back to the United States. The Japanese Sword, while once a symbol of wartime aggression, is also deeply embedded in Japan’s rich history and spiritual heritage. In order to better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, an American filmmaker attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to its original owner.

SCREENS WITH: 

Paper Lanterns

Director: Barry Frechette
US/Japan, 2016, 60 mins
Website: paperlanternfilm.com

Even the worst of events can bring us together and show the best that being human can mean. On August 6th, 1945, among the tens of thousands that lost their lives in the bombing of Hiroshima were 12 American POWs. Shigeaki Mori witnessed the blast and survived, but was forever changed.

Paper Lanterns tells the story of Shigeaki Mori and his lifelong calling to tell the story of not only the many Japanese victims of the bomb, but of Normand Brissette, Ralph Neal and the ten other US airmen caught in the hell on earth of that day.

Our journey in the film takes us from Lowell, Massachusetts to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to Hiroshima to tell the story of Mori and the 12 US airmen. And show how the war impacted families in both countries, and how one man can rise above the hatred of war and heal the wounds of those terrible days.

The film is directed by Barry Frechette, and Max Esposito is DP and Editor. The music is composed by Chad Cannon, and features Silk Road Ensemble shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki and Japanese pop singer Mai Fujisawa (vocals on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and daughter of the famous Japanese composer, Joe Hisaishi), and was recorded in the historic EastWest Studios by a Hollywood orchestra.

Friday, 9/22, 7pm, Valencia Winter Park
(Note: Valencia College screenings are free and don''t require tickets)
Saturday, 9/23, 12noon, WP Library


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


One Big Home
One Big Home

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 12:30PM

One Big Home

Director: Thomas Bena
USA, 2016, 87 mins
Website: cargofilm-releasing.com/films/one-big-home/

On Martha’s Vineyard where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand this trend toward mega-mansions. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, director Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera to explore the tensions between personal extravagance and natural preservation. A story about community activism. Now more than ever, we need to know that each of us has the power to affect change where we live.

Thursday, 9/21, 8pm, Cobb
Saturday, 9/23 12:30, Bush


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


In Search of Perfect Consonance / Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey
In Search of Perfect Consonance / Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 1:00PM

In Search of Perfect Consonance

Director: Ruby Yang
Hong Kong, 2016, 38 mins
Website: consonance-movie.com

Twenty-five years ago, China was at war with Vietnam, the Chinese and the Japanese were at loggerheads, and relations across the Taiwan Strait were frosty. In Search of Perfect Consonance profiles the Asian Youth Orchestra, set up against this backdrop with the aim of connecting the region’s young people through music. As we watch the budding musicians of today’s Asia learn to work together, we are reminded of the higher ideals that music inspires.

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Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey

Director: Zahra Mackaoui
Canada/Lebanon, 2017, 30 mins
Website: need website

Through My Eyes follows the journey of blind Syrian refugee Hani Al Moliya from the camps in Lebanon to Canada. Told through his photos, it is a story of triumph against adversity, set against the backdrop of the Syria crisis.

Saturday, 9/23, 1pm, Cobb
Sunday, 9/24, 12:30, SunTrust


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Guangzhou Dream Factory
Guangzhou Dream Factory

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 1:30PM

Guangzhou Dream Factory

Director: Christiane Badgley
USA/China/Ghana, 2016, 70 mins
Website: gzdreamfactory.com/

Guangzhou, aka Canton, is southern China’s centuries-old trading port. Today it is a mecca of mass consumption, its vast international trading centers crammed with every “Made in China” good imaginable. Every year more than half a million Africans travel to Guangzhou where they buy goods to sell back in Africa. Over time, some have chosen to stay, and for these Africans, China looks like the new land of opportunity, a place where anything is possible. But is it? Following a filmmaker’s journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, Guangzhou Dream Factory provides a rare glimpse of African aspirations in an age of endless outsourcing.

Saturday, 9/23, 1:30pm, SunTrust
Sunday, 9/24, 3pm, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Intent to Destroy
Intent to Destroy

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 3:00PM

Intent to Destroy

Intent to Destroy

Director: Joe Berlinger
Malta/Portugal/Spain/US, 2017, 115 mins
Website: joeberlingerfilms.com/films/Intent

 Pulling back the curtain on mass murder censorship in Hollywood due to U.S. government pressure to appease a strategic ally, Intent to Destroy embeds with a historic feature film production as a springboard to explore the violent history of the Armenian Genocide and legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century. Joe Berlinger’s thirteenth feature documentary film captures the cinematic and political challenges of producing a historically meaningful, big-budget feature film in an environment rife with political suppression and threats of retaliation. By intertwining these three separate threads – the modern day production of The Promise, the history of the Genocide and the century of international repression – Intent to Destroy coalesces to provide a comprehensive view on the atrocities of 1915 to 1923 and their resounding aftermath right up until the present day. As Elie Wiesel has so eloquently stated, the final stage of Genocide is denial. Intent to Destroy pulls back the curtain of political resistance and historical amnesia to finally present a more complete account of Armenia – the Genocide, its delayed recognition and a nearly forgotten history of suffering and heroism in the hope of inspiring a collective sense of international justice and humanity. 

Thursday, 9/21, 8pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 3pm, Cobb


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Straight from the Pen / Remand
Straight from the Pen / Remand

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 3:00PM

Straight from the Pen

Director: Paul Sutton
USA, 2017, 51 mins.
Website: californiaprisontours.com

Twenty-four prisoners—mostly lifers—sat across from a dozen college students on a maximum security prison yard in southern California as part of an innovative and inspiring creative writing class. For 14 weeks, prisoners learned to express themselves openly and honestly, many for the first time in their lives, to a group of strangers, in a setting where survival often demands alienation, disaffection, even violence. And the students—at first apprehensive, even hateful—discovered that the men across from them were far from the callous and unfeeling monsters they had expected to meet. Though their often-intimate collaboration, both groups found hope and humanity in a place where they had expected neither.

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Remand

Director: Craig Detweiler
USA/Uganda, 2016, 40 mins
Website: remandfilm.com

 Henry, a Ugandan boy, is losing hope, languishing in prison, awaiting trial for two murders he didn''t commit. Jim''s comfortable life as a Los Angeles lawyer and law professor nearly ensured he and Henry would never meet. Remand tells the true story of how Tumusiime Henry and Jim Gash, separated by an ocean, thousands of miles, and differing cultures, worked together to inspire justice reform for an entire country. Narrated by Angela Bassett.

Thursday, 9/21, 5:30pm, WP Library
Saturday, 9/23, 3pm, Bush

NOTE:  Straight from the Pen plays on its own, for free, on Wednesday, 9/20, 7pm,  at Valencia West, HSB 105


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Buddy System
The Buddy System

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 3:15PM

The Buddy System

Director: Megan Smith-Harris
USA, 2016, 58 mins
Website: thebuddysystemfilm.org

Dogs are transforming the lives of children on the autism spectrum.

The Buddy System tells the intimate stories of three families touched by autism, who experience a remarkable change when a specially trained autism assistance dog comes into their lives.

The incidence of autism has increased at an alarming rate. In 2000, one-in-150 children was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Today, that number is one-in-68. So there is a high probability that that someone you know, a neighbor, work colleague, a relative—or perhaps even you—have been directly affected by an autism diagnosis.

Autism assistance dogs not only become best friends or “buddies” with the children they serve, but they are also powerful therapeutic tools who help kids on the spectrum develop essential social skills, heighten emotional empathy, and level the playing field so they can finally feel like they belong.

Friday, 9/22, 6pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 3:15pm, WP Library


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Be Relentless
Be Relentless

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 3:30PM

Be Relentless

Be Relentless

Director: Brad Riley
USA/Mexico, 2017, ?? mins
Website: berelentlessmovie.com

On May 5, 2014, Norma Bastidas, a single mother and fearless survivor of human trafficking, sexual violence, abuse and addiction, shattered the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon by running, biking, and swimming 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from Cancún, Mexico to Washington D.C. as her stand against human trafficking. Norma’s mission is to educate and empower, demonstrating to the world that one’s past does not dictate one’s future.

Be Relentless is the binational, bilingual, feature-length documentary that captured every grueling step of Norma’s record-breaking expedition across two countries. Through Norma’s persistence, Be Relentless proves that everyday people can make an extraordinary impact in seemingly unchallengeable issues.

Be Relentless captures the conversation about the realities of human trafficking inspiring the world to engage this issue and to prevent what happened to Norma from happening to others.

Friday, 9/22, 8:15pm, Cobb
Saturday, 9/23, 3:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Heather Booth: Changing the World
Heather Booth: Changing the World

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 5:30PM

Heather Booth: Changing the World

Director: Lilly Rivlin
USA, 2016, 62 mins
Website: wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c949.shtml

Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of – a tireless organizer during the most pivotal progressive movements of the last 50 years. Heather Booth: Changing the World is an urgent response to the recent change in administration. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women''s rights are under attack, this empowering documentary is an inspiring look at how social change happens. The film blends interviews, from close friends, clients, political colleagues and current Midwest Academy students to explore Heather’s legacy. Anyone who has been confused or disheartened by the recent election needs to see this film.

Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, Bush
Sunday, 9/24, 6:30pm, WP Library


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs / Don’t Drain the Swamp
Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs / Don’t Drain the Swamp

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 5:30PM

Hidden Secrets of the Florida Springs

Director: Bob Giguere
USA, 2017, 56 mins
Website: equinoxdocumentaries.org/

There are over 1,000 freshwater springs in Florida, more than any other region in the world.  Native Americans worshiped them as sacred, while many visitors today regard them as enchanted. Not only do these springs fuel rivers and nurture a wonderland of plants and wildlife, they flow from an Aquifer that provides drinking water for 90 percent of Floridians. Their value for recreation, real estate, and potable water is measured in billions of dollars. Florida would suffer an enormous aesthetic---and economic---loss if its springs were degraded.

Equinox Documentaries will explore the mysteries of these springs with rare footage---revealing labyrinthic limestone chambers, rare and endemic animals, and prehistoric fossils of mastodons and other Ice Age animals. But it will also bring to light more treacherous “secrets” that show how the flow of major springs has been steadily declining over the last 50 years, and why the once-pure waters often are clogged with nitrates. The most closely held secret is that humans may have done more damage to our magical springs in the last half century than others have done in the last ten thousand years.  

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Don''t Drain the Swamp

Don''t Drain the Swamp

Director: Vicki Nantz
USA, 2017, 23 mins
Website: vickinantzfilms.com

Politicians like to say they want to “drain the swamp,” as if the swamp were a terrible, godforsaken place. After spending 160 hours in a Florida swamp, filmmaker Vicki Nantz can report that the swamp is one of the most valuable ecosystems on earth, and home to an amazing array of wildlife. She discovered there are few places more life-affirming, beautiful and beneficial. Once you experience the zen of the swamp you’ll know that “drain the swamp” is the worst metaphor ever. 

Wednesday, 9/20, 7pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, WP Library


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Tree
The Tree

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 5:30PM

The Tree

Director: Stephen Wallace Pruitt
USA, 2017, 94 mins
Website: facebook.com/TheTree2017/

Inspired by an actual friendship between the director''s mother and his mother''s best friend, ''The Tree'' is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kansas, back to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit her oldest and dearest childhood friend.

Friday, 9/22, 7:30pm, WP Library
Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, Cobb


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Promised Band
The Promised Band

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 6:00PM

The Promised Band

The Promised Band

Director: Jen Heck
Israel/Palestine/Nepal/USA, 2016, 89 mins
Website: thepromisedband.com

The Promised Band is the story of a fake rock band comprised of Israeli and Palestinian women who have decided that, despite their dubious musical talent, a music group is the best cover story to meet and interact with each other.

Aided by a naive but well-meaning American TV producer, our unlikely musicians have to cross borders, repeatedly and sometimes illegally. They have to secure permits to travel when possible, and find safe spaces to practice and perform. Although their societies are kept apart by the Israeli separation wall, solid concrete 26-feet tall and 3-feet thick, the women connect on their sameness, and their lives become entangled in ways they couldn''t expect.

Together, they realize that while they have nothing to fear from each other, peace may be impossible in a place where their friendship is criminalized, and women''s voices can be easily drowned out.

Saturday, 9/23, 6pm, SunTrust
Sunday, 9/24, 2pm, Cobb


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 7:30PM

Olympic Pride, Olympic Prejudice

Director: Deborah Riley Draper
US/Germany, 2016, 80 mins.
Website: 1936olympicsmovie.com

In 1936, when 18 African American athletes dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism, history forgot all except one, Jesse Owens. This is the story of the other 17. Their heroic collective action created a seminal moment in Civil Rights. The film follows the athletes from the attempted boycott of the 1936 Olympics to the Trials to the Games and then to the unceremonious return to America.

Saturday, 9/23, 7:30pm, Bush
Sunday, 9/24, 1:30pm, WP Library


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Accidental Courtesy
Accidental Courtesy

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 8:00PM

Accidental Courtesy

Accidental Courtesy

Director: Matthew Ornstein
USA, 2016, 96 mins
Website: firstrunfeatures.com/accidentalcourtesyhv.html

Musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can “hate me without knowing me,” Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan – something few black men can say. In his travels, he’s collected robes and other artifacts from friends who have left the Klan, building a collection piece by piece, story by story, and person by person in hopes of eventually opening a “Museum of the Klan,” a testimony to what knowledge and respectful, personal communication can accomplish. Daryl’s journey takes him across th country, from DC to California, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama, from old friends who have left the Klan, to friends still active in the organization, including a current Imperial Wizard of the KKK.

Saturday, 9/23, 8pm, Cobb
Sunday, 9/24, 1pm, Bush


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Evil Within
The Evil Within

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 8:00PM

The Evil Within

The Evil Within

Director: Eduardo Rufeisen
USA, 2016, 94 mins
Website: documentarytheevilwithin.weebly.com/

 The sentiment commonly heard when discussing the Holocaust is, “Never again.” The Evil Within examines the circumstances that influence a society, a culture, and minds of the perpetrators to create a political regime capable of committing the most horrifying atrocities while reminding us that any society can fall to depravity.  To guard against history repeating itself, societies must be vigilant against the tragic aspects of human culture and avoid the temptation to say, "That was evil.  It can’t happen here.”

Saturday, 9/23, 8pm, WP Library
Sunday, 9/24, 4pm, Cobb


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Last of the Longnecks
Last of the Longnecks

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Next Event: Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30PM

Last of the Longnecks

Last of the Longnecks

Director: Ashley Scott Davison
Kenya/Denmark/Zimbabwe, 2017, 92 mins
Website: cargofilm-releasing.com/films/last-of-the-longnecks/

Last of the Longnecks is a documentary highlighting the plight of giraffes in decline and the implications in our rapidly changing world. The film seeks to celebrate what makes these majestic animals so unique, shed light on their struggle, and further explore what hope can be found in the tangled relationship between humanity and nature. As the tallest animal on the planet, the giraffe is one of the most iconic representatives of our beautifully diverse planet. It seems fitting then, that in uncovering their quiet demise, we discover humanity''s greatest challenge. The dedicated contingent of giraffe researchers and scientists across the globe labor relentlessly, knowing that the diligent study of these animals may unlock solutions for their coexistence with humankind.

Saturday, 9/23, 8:30pm, SunTrust
Sunday, 9/24, 12 noon, Cobb


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Last of the Longnecks
Last of the Longnecks

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 12:00PM

Last of the Longnecks

Last of the Longnecks

Director: Ashley Scott Davison
Kenya/Denmark/Zimbabwe, 2017, 92 mins
Website: cargofilm-releasing.com/films/last-of-the-longnecks/

Last of the Longnecks is a documentary highlighting the plight of giraffes in decline and the implications in our rapidly changing world. The film seeks to celebrate what makes these majestic animals so unique, shed light on their struggle, and further explore what hope can be found in the tangled relationship between humanity and nature. As the tallest animal on the planet, the giraffe is one of the most iconic representatives of our beautifully diverse planet. It seems fitting then, that in uncovering their quiet demise, we discover humanity''s greatest challenge. The dedicated contingent of giraffe researchers and scientists across the globe labor relentlessly, knowing that the diligent study of these animals may unlock solutions for their coexistence with humankind.

Saturday, 9/23, 8:30pm, SunTrust
Sunday, 9/24, 12 noon, Cobb


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


In Search of Perfect Consonance / Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey
In Search of Perfect Consonance / Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 12:30PM

In Search of Perfect Consonance

Director: Ruby Yang
Hong Kong, 2016, 38 mins
Website: consonance-movie.com

Twenty-five years ago, China was at war with Vietnam, the Chinese and the Japanese were at loggerheads, and relations across the Taiwan Strait were frosty. In Search of Perfect Consonance profiles the Asian Youth Orchestra, set up against this backdrop with the aim of connecting the region’s young people through music. As we watch the budding musicians of today’s Asia learn to work together, we are reminded of the higher ideals that music inspires.

PLAYS WITH:

Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey

Director: Zahra Mackaoui
Canada/Lebanon, 2017, 30 mins
Website: need website

Through My Eyes follows the journey of blind Syrian refugee Hani Al Moliya from the camps in Lebanon to Canada. Told through his photos, it is a story of triumph against adversity, set against the backdrop of the Syria crisis.

Saturday, 9/23, 1pm, Cobb
Sunday, 9/24, 12:30, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Accidental Courtesy
Accidental Courtesy

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00PM

Accidental Courtesy

Accidental Courtesy

Director: Matthew Ornstein
USA, 2016, 96 mins
Website: firstrunfeatures.com/accidentalcourtesyhv.html

Musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can “hate me without knowing me,” Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan – something few black men can say. In his travels, he’s collected robes and other artifacts from friends who have left the Klan, building a collection piece by piece, story by story, and person by person in hopes of eventually opening a “Museum of the Klan,” a testimony to what knowledge and respectful, personal communication can accomplish. Daryl’s journey takes him across th country, from DC to California, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama, from old friends who have left the Klan, to friends still active in the organization, including a current Imperial Wizard of the KKK.

Saturday, 9/23, 8pm, Cobb
Sunday, 9/24, 1pm, Bush


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 1:30PM

Olympic Pride, Olympic Prejudice

Director: Deborah Riley Draper
US/Germany, 2016, 80 mins.
Website: 1936olympicsmovie.com

In 1936, when 18 African American athletes dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism, history forgot all except one, Jesse Owens. This is the story of the other 17. Their heroic collective action created a seminal moment in Civil Rights. The film follows the athletes from the attempted boycott of the 1936 Olympics to the Trials to the Games and then to the unceremonious return to America.

Saturday, 9/23, 7:30pm, Bush
Sunday, 9/24, 1:30pm, WP Library


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Promised Band
The Promised Band

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00PM

The Promised Band

The Promised Band

Director: Jen Heck
Israel/Palestine/Nepal/USA, 2016, 89 mins
Website: thepromisedband.com

The Promised Band is the story of a fake rock band comprised of Israeli and Palestinian women who have decided that, despite their dubious musical talent, a music group is the best cover story to meet and interact with each other.

Aided by a naive but well-meaning American TV producer, our unlikely musicians have to cross borders, repeatedly and sometimes illegally. They have to secure permits to travel when possible, and find safe spaces to practice and perform. Although their societies are kept apart by the Israeli separation wall, solid concrete 26-feet tall and 3-feet thick, the women connect on their sameness, and their lives become entangled in ways they couldn''t expect.

Together, they realize that while they have nothing to fear from each other, peace may be impossible in a place where their friendship is criminalized, and women''s voices can be easily drowned out.

Saturday, 9/23, 6pm, SunTrust
Sunday, 9/24, 2pm, Cobb


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Guangzhou Dream Factory
Guangzhou Dream Factory

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 3:00PM

Guangzhou Dream Factory

Director: Christiane Badgley
USA/China/Ghana, 2016, 70 mins
Website: gzdreamfactory.com/

Guangzhou, aka Canton, is southern China’s centuries-old trading port. Today it is a mecca of mass consumption, its vast international trading centers crammed with every “Made in China” good imaginable. Every year more than half a million Africans travel to Guangzhou where they buy goods to sell back in Africa. Over time, some have chosen to stay, and for these Africans, China looks like the new land of opportunity, a place where anything is possible. But is it? Following a filmmaker’s journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, Guangzhou Dream Factory provides a rare glimpse of African aspirations in an age of endless outsourcing.

Saturday, 9/23, 1:30pm, SunTrust
Sunday, 9/24, 3pm, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Dueling Dragons
Dueling Dragons

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 3:30PM

Dueling Dragons

Director: Brett Gerking
USA, 2017, 65 minutes
Website: motionpicturevideo.com/duelingdragons

Orlando police officers and inner-city children form a dragon boat racing team and reveal their emotional journeys as the program grows. This ancient sport is rooted in Chinese culture, and is introduced at a critical time in the lives of both cops and kids in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. Success in dragon boating comes only when all 20 paddlers are in complete synchrony. Told from their straightforward perspectives, these cops and kids, the “Dueling Dragons”, are transformed from wary participants to steadfast teammates. Along the way, they build trust and mutual respect, compete for gold medals and deal with the tragic loss of one of their mentors, OPD Officer Lt. Debra Clayton. 

Sunday, 9/24, 3:30pm, Bush


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


The Evil Within
The Evil Within

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00PM

The Evil Within

The Evil Within

Director: Eduardo Rufeisen
USA, 2016, 94 mins
Website: documentarytheevilwithin.weebly.com/

 The sentiment commonly heard when discussing the Holocaust is, “Never again.” The Evil Within examines the circumstances that influence a society, a culture, and minds of the perpetrators to create a political regime capable of committing the most horrifying atrocities while reminding us that any society can fall to depravity.  To guard against history repeating itself, societies must be vigilant against the tragic aspects of human culture and avoid the temptation to say, "That was evil.  It can’t happen here.”

Saturday, 9/23, 8pm, WP Library
Sunday, 9/24, 4pm, Cobb


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Leftovers
Leftovers

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00PM

Leftovers

Director: Seth Hancock
USA, 2017, 69 mins
Website: LeftoversTheDocumentary.com

Photographer Seth Hancock was asked to make a documentary on a subject that meant nothing to him….senior citizens and hunger. He’d never gone hungry a day in his life and rarely thought about getting old. In Leftovers. he travels the country to discover why seniors are the new face of hunger in America, why they’re often treated as second-class citizens and what is being done to make a difference in their lives.

Leftovers. is his personal journey. One where he quickly realizes how vast the problem is, what it will take to feed the seniors of this county, how much food gets wasted and how senior hunger will affect us all.

Thursday, 9/21, 5:30pm, Cobb
Sunday, 9/24, 4pm, WP Library


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Tidewater / Ocean Spies
Tidewater / Ocean Spies

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 5:30PM

Tidewater

Director: Roger Sorkin
USA, 2017, 40 mins
Website: amresproject.org

Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region whose vulnerability most affects our overall national security. An area rich in diversity and historical significance, it is the second most vulnerable community in the U.S. to sea level rise, after New Orleans. With over 1.6 million citizens, the region is comprised of 17 jurisdictions and hosts 18 federal government agencies along with Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval station in the world and a major deployment point for U.S. forces globally. The region is also experiencing land subsidence, which exacerbates the effects of flooding. Hampton Roads requires $1 billion in urgent infrastructure repairs with 900 miles of its roads and electric grid threatened by permanent flooding. Faced with these unprecedented challenges that can only be tackled by a wide range of stakeholders, from ordinary citizens to the U.S. Navy to local businesses, Tidewater will highlight the innovative whole-of-government problem-solving model being pioneered by local leaders.

If Hampton Roads succeeds, it will mean success on several levels. They’ll save their homes, schools, businesses, the naval base, and that’s no mean feat. But they’ll also create a powerful template for success, a model other regions can use to prepare for and deal with disaster – and more: a model that can demonstrate how people, businesses and government can pull together to solve any complex problem.

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Ocean Spies

Directors: Tyler & Alex Mifflin
Canada/Palau/UK/US, 2017, 26 mins
Website: thewaterbrothers.ca 

One of the greatest crimes against nature plays out daily on the high seas. Outlaw vessels are participating in illegal fishing on an industrial scale. Globally, 1 in 5 fish are caught illegally, undermining marine conservation efforts and robbing developing countries of their precious food. The brothers travel to Palau to see this destruction firsthand, while also learning about the newest spy and surveillance technology to help combat this massive problem.

Friday, 9/22, 8pm, Bush
Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, SunTrust


Venue: SunTrust Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story
How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 6:00PM

How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story

Director: Des Henderson
UK/US, 2016, 90 mins
Website: alleycats.tv/films

The extraordinary untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the decades old “Troubles” in Northern Ireland.

In 1975 Denis Mulcahy - an Irish Immigrant - decided he couldn’t stand idly, watching Northern Ireland blow up on the nightly news. Along with his family and neighbors in small town New York he started a scheme that would ultimately see twenty three thousand children escape the worst of the violence and in the process discover they had more in common with the ''enemy'' at home than they thought.

With stunning archive and exclusive contributions from Bill Clinton and Martin McGuinness, this feature-length documentary weaves the personal stories of the children who escaped the brutal violence with the wider political story of how Washington struggled to deal with the issue of Northern Ireland against the backdrop of Irish-America’s complex relationship with home.

From the seemingly intractable conflict of the early seventies to the signing of an historic agreement in the late nineties, we chart the incredible story of how one man’s visionary approach to reconciliation paved the way for peace in Northern Ireland.

Sunday, 9/24, 6pm, Bushfollowed by Interfaith Council panel


Venue: Bush Auditorium
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Billy & Alan
Billy & Alan

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 6:30PM

Billy & Alan

Director: Vicki NantzUSA, 2015, 35 mins
Website: vickinantzfilms.com

Bill & AlanWhen Billy Manes lost his partner, Alan, to suicide in 2012, he nearly lost everything he owned to homophobic "in-laws" who swept in to claim Alan''s possessions. Billy would later write about his devastating loss in the Orlando Weekly. In 2013 he agreed to share his story in this documentary to help change hearts and minds in the State of Florida which, at the time, did not recognize same-sex relationships, or provide them any legal protections. Billy Manes died unexpectedly in July. He was a friend of the Global Peace Film Festival, and a beloved person in the Orlando community. 

Sunday, 9/24, 6:30pm, Cobb


Venue: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org


Heather Booth: Changing the World
Heather Booth: Changing the World

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Next Event: Sunday September 24, 2017 6:30PM

Heather Booth: Changing the World

Director: Lilly Rivlin
USA, 2016, 62 mins
Website: wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c949.shtml

Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of – a tireless organizer during the most pivotal progressive movements of the last 50 years. Heather Booth: Changing the World is an urgent response to the recent change in administration. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women''s rights are under attack, this empowering documentary is an inspiring look at how social change happens. The film blends interviews, from close friends, clients, political colleagues and current Midwest Academy students to explore Heather’s legacy. Anyone who has been confused or disheartened by the recent election needs to see this film.

Saturday, 9/23, 5:30pm, Bush
Sunday, 9/24, 6:30pm, WP Library


Venue: Winter Park Public Library
Phone: (111) 111-1111
Email: info@peacefilmfest.org