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Entry No. : 5/8 Dt : 26th January, 2007.
A Force More Powerful
174 min./USA/Doc-feature-2000
   
Director - Producer: Steve York
A York Zimmerman INC Production
   
About the film :  
The film is a work of art, because, first it is a work of fact…”
The two part documentary reveals one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories- how millions chose to battle the forces of brutality and oppression with non-violent weapons and won.
With archival footage and interviews with witnesses and survivors, Force tells six stories of successful non-violent movements which used strikes, slowdowns, boycotts and massive demonstrations to topple dictators, foil military invaders, establish democracy and win human rights. Here are the heroes, some known some unsung, who changed the course of the 20th century. Their power flowed not form the barrel of a gun but from discipline and form shrewd tactical planning.
Tracing how the movements inspired, borrowed from and built on each other, the series begins in 1907 with a young Mohandas Gandhi, the most influential leader in the history of non-violent resistance, as he rouses his fellow Indians living in South Africa in a non-violent struggle against racial oppression.
   
About the Director:  
Steve York is a veteran documentary filmmaker who has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America on subjects ranging from religious fundamentalism to American history to non-violent conflict. His programs are regularly seen on PBS and the networks and have been recognized with awards at major film and television festivals and competitions.
   
The film has won:  
7. Emmy Nomination – Outstanding Historical Program
8. Gold Hugo – Chicago International Television Competition
9. The Chris Statuette – Columbus International Film & Video Festival
10. Silver Camera – U.S. International Film and Video Festival
11. Winner – 2nd Annual Jan Karski Film Competition
12. Telly Award
   
Enquiries :  
www.Yorkzim.com
York Zimmerman INC
2233 Wisconsin Ave. #502, Washington, DC 20007 USA.
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Entry No. : 22/10 Dt : 26th January, 2007.
Salonika – City of Silence
52 min./Belgium/French/Doc-2003
   
Director: Maurice Amaraggi
Camera: Michel Baudour
Production: Nemo Films (Maurice Amaraggi)
   
About the film :  
The object of this documentary is to expose the disappearance, the obliteration, and the omission of a culture. The disappearance of a humanist equilibrium during the Ottoman Empire and the willful erasing of the non conformist history of a city which did not adhere to the nationalistic ideology that turned the Balkans upside down and continues to do so. Who still remembers Salonika, a multicultural city with a Jewish majority for half a century? The ancient Jerusalem of the Balkans has become a forgotten city. The film is organized around a stroll of the actual city, highlighted by words of some survivors of the extermination camps of 1943 and by the director, born in Salonika, who is putting together the bits of memories and nostalgia…
   
Enquiries :  
Wallonie Image Production (WIP)
Quai des Ardennes 16-17
B-4020 Liege
Belgium
Tel : +32 4 340 10 40
Fax : +32 4 340 10 41
E-mail : info@wip.be
Website : http://www.wip.be
 
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Entry No. 9/9 Dt : 26th January, 2007.
ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution
82min./USA/Doc-2005
   
Production Director: Nicolas Rossier
Editor: Cameron Clendaniel
Co-Producer: Roopa Chowdhury
Camera: Jawad Metni
Narration: Ross Douglas
   
About the film :  

“An absorbing piece of investigative journalism….!”

An hour south of Miami is the western hemisphere’s poorest nation, Haiti. In 2004, the democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was taken against his will from Haiti in an American helicopter. Having been deposed once with CIA backing in 1991, the 2004 coup d’etat was not the first American intervention into Haitian politics, nor will it likely be the last…

sAristide wanted a scenario where rich and poor can work together… where abject misery can be uplifted to dignified poverty! But his philosophy is turned into a dilemma… a problem…

Winner of Best Documentary Award - Pan African Film Festival, 2006

   
About the Director:
Nicolas Rossier is a New Yorker of Swiss French descent and has been living in New York for about 10 years. He studied theatre and film production at the school for Visual Arts and the Lee Strasburg Institute. Nicolas has worked on several films and theatrical productions as an actor and producer. His television documentary ‘Brothers and others’ distributed by Arab Films, was the first in US dealing with the impact of 9/11 on Muslims and Arabs in America. ‘ARISTIDE…’ is his most recent documentary that premiered last December at the New York Video Festival and is now distributed by First Run features.
   
Enquiries :  
www.firstrunfeatures.com
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Entry No. : 39/10 Dt : 26th January, 2007
Hope For The Future
70min/Canada/Doc-2006
   
Director-Producer: Kent Nason & B.C. Teresa
   
About the film :  

Armed with video cameras thirty two students from across Canada travel to the Balkans seeking that elusive goal, ‘To make the world a more peaceful place.’ A life changing journey of these young people and their teachers to Belgrade, Serbia. They embark on a mission to spend their holidays doing something special.

The film has participated in numerous film festivals and won honorable mention in 54th Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 2006.

   
About the Director-Producer Duo:
Kent Nason began his filmmaking career with Crawley Films in Ottawa in 1969. He joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1973 as a cinematographer and participated in the formation of an NFB film production studio in the Atlantic region. He has photographed over 200 hundred films in his career and has been a freelance cinematographer and videographer for the last five years. Kent has also edited, directed and produced documentaries. He has travelled all over the world shooting films that have been broadcast internationally and screened at major film festivals. Many of these programs have been nominated for and have won numerous awards.
Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Teresa came to the film and television industry from a background in social work and psychology. While completing her Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University in 1988, she became involved in filmmaking. Working as an independent producer, director and editor Teresa has gone on to direct a dozen documentaries for television.
   
Enquiries :  
Sea to Sea Productions Ltd.
477 Island View Drive
Boutilier’s Point, NS
Canada B3Z 1R3
Telephone: (902) 826-2858
Fax: (902) 820-2497
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Entry No. : 19/10 Dt : 26th January, 2007
My Dear Muslim
35 min./Germany/Russian-Cheche/Doc-2005
   
Director: Kerstin Nickig
   
About the film :  

A story of Chechen resistance against Russian occupation.

“Dear Muslim…” thus begins Sacita’s diary, which she writes for her four year old son Muslim, so that he will one day understand what his parents experienced in the war in Chechnya. Why they fled to Poland. And also, so that he will be able to find his way in an uncertain future, in which, as she believes, his parents may no longer be alive…

   
Awards include:  
13. Best German Short film at the Short Film Biennale in Ludwigsburg, 2005.
14. Best Short film / City of Prague Award at one-world-Film-Festival 2006 in Prague
15. Award of the International Film Critics at Krakow Films Festival 2006.
 
About the Director:
Kerstin Nickig, born in 1971 in Duisburg/Rheinhausen. Studied Russian and German in Cologne and Moscow. Additional studies in film direction at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam and the National Film School in Lodz/Poland. Worked at non-governmental organizations in Germany and Russia. Since 2004, Kerstin Nickig lives and works in Berlin as a freelance film maker with her main area of activity in documentary films.
   
Enquiries :  
Time Prints
Karlsgartenstr. 21
D-12049 Berlin
Tel: +49(0) 30 21227511
Mobile: +49(0) 170 9381111
Fax: +49 (0) 3027582242
Website : www.timeprints.de
Email: info@timesprints.de
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Entry No. : 23/10 Dt. 27th January, 2007
Human Rights – A Live Recording with Spanish Mime Actor Carlos Martinez
56 min./Germany-Spain/feature (mime) - 2005
   
Director: Michael Dreher
   
About the film :  
In keeping with the very personal style of Carlos Martinez, Human Rights is a reflection, which is profound but at the same time provokes a smile. The experience of being human, with all its shortcomings, is transported to the stage, under the stage direction of Merce Saumell and recorded live at the theater house in Stuttgart. With his universal language, Carlos Martinez brings a universal theme to life…
   
About the Director:
Michael Dreher, born in 1974, studies film direction in Munich. He has directed several short films, advertising, music video clips, a DVD for a German comedy group and a documentary (“Baby boy”)
   
Enquiries :  
Management Joice Phillips
Apartado 2110
ES-08080 Barcelona
Tel : +34 93 555 1000
E-mail : management@carlosmime.com
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Entry No. : 3/8 Dt. 27th January, 2007
February One – The Story of the Greensboro Four
61 min./USA/Doc-2000
   
Producer :
(No Director credit)
Rebecca Cerese
Co-Producer/Additional Audio: Cynthia Hill
Editor: Thomas Vickers
Writer: Dr. Daniel Smith
Camera & Cinematographer: Warren Gentry
Audio: Kenneth Conyers
   
About the film :  

….The World can change in a day!

Despite hard-fought gains in the fight for racial equality, segregation remained firmly entrenched in 1960. America. Black citizens in the South were still treated as second-class citizens and their calls for justice remained largely unheard by the nation. There had been some advances in the arena of civil rights with the Brown V. the Board of Education, U.S. Supreme Court decision (1954), the Montgomery bus boycott ( 1955-56) and the federally enforced desegregation of Little Rock (Ark.) High School (1957). But after that, strong defiance by ardent segregationists pushed the Movement into retreat.

February 1, 1960, according to Martin Luther King marked a “turning point”…..

The film has won: Award of Excellence, 1st Annual Global Peace Film Festival: Best Documentary, Greensboro Film and Video Festival & Human Rights Award, RiverRun International Film Festival.

   
About the Director:
Rebecca Cerese is an award winning filmmaker who graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a degree in Communications and English. She has worked for Video Dialog Inc. for 9 years, working on various videos for non-profit organizations, like the Ford Foundation. Many of these videos document educational reform initiatives in inner city areas, through programs such as GEAR UP and Project GRAD. Her first documentary is entitled February One.
   
Enquiries :  
201 NC HWY 54 Bypass,
Apt 622,Carboro ,NC 27510
E-mail : rcerese@mindspring.com
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Entry No. : 33/10 Dt. 27th January, 2007
The Cost of War
48min./USA/Doc-2005
   
Director-Producer : Patrick Phillips
   
About the film :  

‘The first casualty when war comes is truth….”
-- Senator H.N.Johnson, 1918

This documentary seeks to give voice to truth through the experiences and observations of soldiers, veterans and their families.

The Cost of War offers only a brief glimpse of the war in Iraq and its incalculable human, personal, psychological and social costs, but it comes from a critical source – the perspective of those who have experienced war first hand.

The film won the Best Film Award in Red Wasp Film Festival

   
About the Director:
Patrick Phillips has produced several independent documentary shorts including The Cost of War, which examines the human, personal, social and psychological costs of war through the perspective of soldiers, veterans and military families. He helped to form the Iraq Veteran’s Assistance Fund in which half of all proceeds raised from DVD sales of the The Cost of War go to help fund Iraq Veterans returning with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome to receive proper counseling and health care. He most recently directed & produced a documentary entitled Where There Is a Will….There will Be A Living Wage on the movement for a living wage at Texas A&M University.
   
Enquiries :  

New SparkMedia
706 W. 34th St. # 102,
Austin, TX 78705, USA
Tel: 979-255-3997
E-Mail: Patrick@newspartproductions.org

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Entry No. : 21/10 Dt. 27th January, 2007
My Grandma, A Heroine ?
52 min./Belgium/French/Doc-2003
   
Director: Tatiana De Perlinghi
Camera: Mark Leonard Rees
   
About the film :  

In 1929, Xiuling Qian leaves China to study in Belgium. During WWII, with the help of a German general, she manages to save the lives of about a hundred Belgian civilians condemned to death.

Today Chinese television rewrites her life into a TV series.

Her granddaughter wonders: why do the Chinese want to use her as their new international heroine? What will be left of her true story in this ‘soap opera’?

   
Enquiries :  

Wallonie Image Production (WIP)
Quai des Ardennes 16-17
B-4020 Liege
Belgium
Tel : +32 4 340 10 40
Fax : +32 4 340 10 41
E-mail : info@wip.be
Website : http://www.wip.be

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Entry No. : 7/9 Dt. 27th January, 2007
Something Other Than Other
7 min./USA/Doc-2005
   
Director/Producer: Jerry A. Henry & Andrea J. Chia
Cinematographer/Editor: Jerry A. Henry
Music: Andrea J. Chia & A.I.
   
About the film :  
New parents Jerry and Andrea have endured their fare share of discrimination growing up. They hope their new son can grow up identifying as something other than “other”. This personal experimental documentary explores the question of racial identity from the parents of a multi-racial child.
   
About the Director:
Jerry A. Henry and Andrea J. Chia, husband-wife, have combined to make “Something Other Than Other”. Jerry has been making films and videos since 1996 including the award winning “I Promise Africa” (2004). He is currently making a feature length documentary “Economy Superstar”.
   
Enquiries :  

5555 Echo Street #B
Los Angeles, CA 90042

E-Mail : djbisko@hotmail.com
Tel: 213.483.347hm/323.841.1960 mobile

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Entry No. : 20/10 Dt. 27th January, 2007
Might Is Right
85min./Belgium/French/Doc-2003
   
Director: Patric Jean
Camera: Patric Jean
Production: CVB (Centre Video De Bruxelles – Emmanuelle Koenig)
   
About the film :  

Instead of fighting against poverty, we fight against the poor…
Europe: Its rich areas and its poor suburbs where ‘zero tolerance’ is becoming widespread. Where a factory is closed, a prison is built.

The poor is general and young immigrants in particular are the subjects of all fears. The film breaks the clichés and features them in their humaneness, in a cell in jail. In the dock or down in the basement of a settlement, with their emotions, desires, fears and despair…

The film has participated in nearly 50 film festivals and won several awards.

   
Enquiries :  
Wallonie Image Production (WIP)
Quai des Ardennes 16-17
B-4020 Liege
Belgium
Tel : +32 4 340 10 40
Fax : +32 4 340 10 41
E-mail : info@wip.be
Website : http://www.wip.be
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Entry No. : 4/8 Dt. 27th January, 2007
Bringing Down A Dictator
56min./USA/Doc.2001
   
Director-Producer: Steve York
  A York Zimmerman INC Production
   
About the film :  

“A Priceless history lesson….”
Bringing Down A Dictator documents the spectacular defeat of Slobodan Milosevic in October, 2000, not by force of arms, as many had predicted, but by an ingenious nonviolent strategy of honest elections and massive civil disobedience.
Milosevic was strengthened by patriotic fervor when NATO bombed Yogoslavia in early 1999, but a few months later, a student movement named Otpor ! (‘Resistance” in Serbian) launched a surprising offensive. Audaciously demanding the removal of Milosevic, they recruited where discontent was strongest, in the Serbian heartland.
Their weapons were rock concerts and ridicule, the internet and email, spray-painted slogans and a willingness to be arrested. Otpor students became the shock troops in an army of human rights, pro-democracy, anti-war, women’s groups, and opposition political parties. Their slogan: “He’s finished!”

   
The film has participated in numerous films festivals and won various awards including :
16. ABC News Video Source Award for best use of historical footage –
     The international Documentary Association
17. Silver Chris Award – The Columbus International Film Festival
18. Silver Plaque – The Chicago International Television Festival
19. Gold Remi – Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
20. Best Documentary – Sedona International Film Festival
21. Cine Golden Eagle
 
About the Director:  
Steve York is a veteran documentary filmmaker who has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America on subjects ranging from religious fundamentalism to American history to non-violent conflict. His programs are regularly seen on PBS and the networks and have been recognized with awards at major film and television festivals and competitions.
 
Enquiries :  
www.Yorkzim.com
York Zimmerman INC
2233 Wisconsin Ave. #502,
Washington, DC 20007 USA.
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Entry No. : 28/10 Dt. 27th January, 2007
Teardrops of Karnaphuli
60 min./Bangladesh/Bengali/Doc-2006
   
Director: Tanvir Mokammel
Producer Kino-Eye Films
Camera: Anwar Hossain
Editing: Mahadeb Shi
Sound: M. Abdus Satter
   
About the film :  

A quest for peace and harmony in a region disturbed by the government’s policies…

Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is situated in South-West Bangladesh bordering Myanmar and India. Twelve ethnic groups live here who together like to be known as the ‘Jumma’ nation. The first crisis in CHT took place during 1959-62 when as part of the Kaptai hydro-electric project, a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli River and the artificial Kaptai Lake was created. 54,000 acres of arable land got sub-merged. An exodus and an influx began….

The film represented Bangladesh in SAARC package of MIFF-2006. The documentary was banned by the Govt. of Bangladesh.

   
About the Director:  
Tanvir Mokammel, born 1955, is a leading filmmaker, writer and academician of Bangladesh. He has made more than 15 short and feature documentaries since 1984. Tanvir has won a bagful of national awards for some of his films.
 
Enquiries :  
Flat – 5C1, House-15, Road-10,
Dhanmondi R/A,
Dhaka-1205
Bangladesh
Tel: +88-02-8127638
Fax: +88-02-955 4887
E-Mail: tmokammel@yahoo.com
Website: www.tanvirmokammel.com
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Entry No. 27/10 Dt. 27th January, 2007
Camp Casey
7min/USA/Doc-2006
   
Director-Producer: Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
   
About the film :  
Stories of families who have lost out their near and dear ones in the Iraq war…
   
About the Director Duo:  
Peter Dudar and Sally Marr are accomplished in the fine arts. Sally is a painter, sculptor, art teacher, actor, photographer and writer. Peter is a composer, sculptor, painter, pianist, calligrapher, teacher and poet. It is this diverse background and their highly developed aesthetic sensibilities that inform the cinematic work that they have created. They have been working for peace, justice and sustainability for the last twenty years. Without any experience in video, filmmaking or computers and with practically no funding, these two courageous artists set forth to capture the historic struggle that was unfolding around them. This film is a product to come out of this process.
 
Enquiries :  
1302 N. Sweetzer Ave. flat 203
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tele-fax: 323-650-8166
E-mail: mail@arlingtonwestfilm.com
Website: www.arlingtonwestfilm.com
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Entry No. : 18/10 Dt. 27th January, 2007
Between Two Fires: Torture and displacement in Northern Uganda
14 min. /USA/Doc-2006/Eng. & Acholi
   
Director-Producer: Human Rights Focus (HURIFO) and WITNESS
   
About the film :  

“WITNESS uses the power of video to expose human rights abuses. By partnering with local organizations around the globe, WITNESS empowers human rights defenders to use video to catalyze grassroots activism, political engagement and lasting change.”

Two decades of armed conflict between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government in Northern Uganda has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and regional instability. Case stories of civilian torture…

   
Enquiries :  
WITNESS
80 Hanson PI, 5th floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11217,
Tel: 718.783.2000
Website: www.witness.org
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Entry No. : 6/9 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Good Kurds, Bad Kurds
80min./USA/Doc-2001
   
Director/Producer: Kevin McKiernan
Cinematographers: Haskell Wexler, Kevin McKiernan
Editor: Thomas G. Miller
Music: Bronwen Jones
   
About the film :  
A documentary colored by Kurds’ blood….
A war of national liberation or war against terrorism ? Filmmaker and acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question at the outset of this stirring, provocative film shot in part by legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler. It’s all in how you define “good” and “bad”. “Good Kurds” are those in Iraq: they are Saddam Hussein’s victims, whom we want to help. “Bad Kurds” are those waging an armed insurrection against Turkey, an American ally: they are the receiving end of US weaponry. During the first Gulf War, McKiernan went to northern Iraq to cover the uprising against Saddam Hussein. Just a few miles away no one was covering the hidden war in Turkey. McKiernan determined he would report the story independently…
   
The film has won many awards including:
Best Documentary : Atlanta Film and Video Festival
Human Rights Prize : Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Best Documentary : Rhode Island International Film Festival
Audience Award : Denver Film Festival
Best Documentary : Sidewalk Pictures Film Festival
   
About the Director:
Kevin McKiernan’s career as a photojournalist has taken him to some of the world’s most troubled regions, from Nicaragua to West Africa; his work, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has been published by Time, Newsweek and The New York Times. But McKiernan discovered a story that the national press wouldn’t touch : a campaign of ethnic cleansing perpetrated against the Kurdish minorities by the Turkish military, using U.S. – made weapons.
 
Enquiries :  
Kevin McKiernan
P.O.Box 91641, Santa Barbara, CA 93190 USA
Tel: 805-569-0380, E-mail: Kevin@kevinMcKiernan.com
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Entry No. : 32/10 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Pacific Women Exploring Non-violence
25min./Netherlands/Eng./Doc-2004
   
Director: Janne Poort – van Eeden
Camera and Script: Janne Poort – van Eeden
Editing and Effects: Harry Meter
Producer: © WPP and MP
   
About the film :  
The film, after a short introduction, begins with an explanation of the East Timorese struggle for independence, and the current post conflict situation. Under Indonesian military occupation, almost a third of the population died and some 85 per cent of the country’s infrastructure was destroyed. The killings left many women as widows. Women have since formed a variety of groups that struggle for for livelihood and for justice…
   
About the Director:
Vitae Janne Poort – van Eeden, born and living in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Educated as a teacher and practiced teaching in primary schools for several years. Experienced radio and video maker and developer of school materials for primary and secondary schools and vocational trainings. As a film maker, she works for MP productions, a small production company, specialized in making documentaries on demand, e.g. for the municipality, business promotion and NGOs.
 
Enquiries :  
IFOR’s Women Peacemakers Program (WPP)
Spoorstraat 38, 1815 BK Alkmaar,
Netherlands,
Tel: +31–72– 515-1102
E-mail: wpp@ifor.org
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Entry No. 26/10 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Nation Rocked to Sleep, Carly’s Poem
2.21min/USA/Doc-2006
   
Director-Producer: Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
   
About the film :  
Human loss in wars and what it means for the affected families…
   
About the Director Duo:
Peter Dudar and Sally Marr are accomplished in the fine arts. Sally is a painter, sculptor, art teacher, actor, photographer and writer. Peter is a composer, sculptor, painter, pianist, calligrapher, teacher and poet. It is this diverse background and their highly developed aesthetic sensibilities that inform the cinematic work that they have created. They have been working for peace, justice and sustainability for the last twenty years. Without any experience in video, filmmaking or computers and practically no funding, these two courageous artists set forth to capture the historic struggle that was unfolding around them. This film is a product to come out of this process.
 
Enquiries :  
1302 N. Sweetzer Ave. flat 203
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tele-fax: 323-650-8166
E-mail: mail@arlingtonwestfilm.com
Website: www.arlingtonwestfilm.com
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Entry No. : 17/10 Dt. 28th January, 2007
A Duty to Protect: Justice for Child Soldiers in the DRC
14 min. /USA/Doc-2005
   
Director-Producer: Association des Jeunes Pour Le Development
  Integre-Kalundu and WITNESS
   
About the film :  

“WITNESS uses the power of video to expose human rights abuses. By partnering with local organization around the globe Witness empowers human rights defenders to use video to catalyze grassroots activism, political engagement and lasing change,

In the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) civil was has taken more than four million lives, children as young as six are routinely recruited by militias and taught to kill. A desire for protection on one side and an abject abuse of child rights on the other…

 
Enquiries :  
WITNESS
80 Hanson PI, 5th floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11217,
Tel: 718.783.2000
Website: www.witness.org
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Entry No. 36/10 Dt. 28th January, 2007
No Justice No Peace
48min/USA/Doc-2002
   
Director-Producer-Editor: Lynn Estomin
   
About the film :  

The film gives voice to an exciting new generation of young people involved in today’s movement for domestic and global social justice…It film offers a window into the world of today’s politically active youth.

The film has participated in numerous international film festivals. Had honorable mention at Berkeley Film and Video Festival and was the inaugural film in Cincinnati Women’s Film Festival

 
About the Director:  
Lynn Estomin is a director and photographer who has been creating art on social issues for thirty years. Her award winning video documentaries heave been exhibited at film festivals internationally., including the AFI Film and Video Festival, Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine de Mexico, Barcelona Independent Video Festival, Canadian International Film Festival, Dallas Video Festival and others. Her work has been broadcast nationally on PBS and Free Speech TV and broadcast in Beijing and Barcelona. Estomin is an art professor at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA.
 
Enquiries :  
Women’s Film Project
97-1/2 Parkwood Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 USA
Tel: 570-321-6254
Fax: 570-321-4090
E-mail: estomin@lycoming.edu
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Entry No. : 30/10 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Beyond Reasonable Doubt
52 min./Serbia-Bosnia-Croatia etc./Eng. etc./Doc-2005
   
Script/Director: Mina Vidakovic
Producer: Mriko Klarin
Cinematography: Miodrag Trajkovic
Sound Recording: Nenad Spasojevic
Editing: Mirko Bojovic
   
About the film :  

For ten years the massacre in Srebrenica has been trailed by denials.

Despite judgments passed by the ICTY, qualifying the crime as genocide, guilty pleas by men who participated in the execution of more than 7,000 men, deportation of 30,000 women and children and even acceptance of responsibility by the Republika Srpska government – attempts to deny the crime or its scale, has not stopped…

 
About the Director:  
Mina Vidakovic, professional journalist since 1985. Experienced in reporting, anchoring, producing News and Documentary TV program. Benelux Correspondent for MREZA and Editor/Producer in SENSE Agency Media Project in The Hague, Netherlands 2000 till present.
 
Enquiries :  

SENSE Agency
NPB Sales
Netherlands Public Broadcasting
P.O.Box 26444
1202 JJ Hilversum
Tel : +31 35 677 3561
E-Mail : vmina@yahoo.com

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Entry No. : 8/9 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Armenian Lullaby
5min./Rus.-Armenia- USA/Doc-2005
   
Writer/Director: Irina Patkanian
   
About the film :  
Armenian Lullaby is a video poem based on the verse of the filmmaker’s great-great-grandfather, Rarael Patkanian (1830-1892) about a mother who is singing a lullaby to her child, calling on different birds that are associated with various professions. The baby falls asleep only to the song of Falcon, who is singing battle songs, in other words, chooses the profession of a soldier. Traditionally it’s considered a patriotic song: in the country that survived genocide, Soviet regime and recent conflicts with Azerbaijan, sons’ primary vocation is to become soldiers…
   
About the Director:
Russian born, Irina Patkanian is an experimental filmmaker who lives and words in New York City. Patkanian’s films and videos were shown at various festivals and at the Tenement Museum in New York City and at the International Museum of Women in Los Angeles. Patkanian founded a non-for profit film and theatre company “In Parenthesis” of which she is a president. Most recently Patkanian wrote/directed and produced a documentary “My American Neighbor” about the perception of America abroad and a digital short “Second Egyptian”, based on a novella by Marina Palei. Irina Patkanian is a Professor of Media Production at the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
   
Enquiries :  

Irina Patkanian
2053 Eighth Avenue, Apt. 3B
New York, NY 10025
(212) 531 4349
(917) 526 1789

E-mail : ipatkanian@nyc.rr.com
Web site : http://www.inparenthesis.org

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Entry No. 9/9 Dt : 26th January, 2007.
ARISTIDE and the Endless Revolution
82min./USA/Doc-2005
   
Production Director: Nicolas Rossier
Editor: Cameron Clendaniel
Co-Producer: Roopa Chowdhury
Camera: Jawad Metni
Narration: Ross Douglas
   
About the film :  

“An absorbing piece of investigative journalism….!”

An hour south of Miami is the western hemisphere’s poorest nation, Haiti. In 2004, the democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was taken against his will from Haiti in an American helicopter. Having been deposed once with CIA backing in 1991, the 2004 coup d’etat was not the first American intervention into Haitian politics, nor will it likely be the last…

sAristide wanted a scenario where rich and poor can work together… where abject misery can be uplifted to dignified poverty! But his philosophy is turned into a dilemma… a problem…

Winner of Best Documentary Award - Pan African Film Festival, 2006

   
About the Director:
Nicolas Rossier is a New Yorker of Swiss French descent and has been living in New York for about 10 years. He studied theatre and film production at the school for Visual Arts and the Lee Strasburg Institute. Nicolas has worked on several films and theatrical productions as an actor and producer. His television documentary ‘Brothers and others’ distributed by Arab Films, was the first in US dealing with the impact of 9/11 on Muslims and Arabs in America. ‘ARISTIDE…’ is his most recent documentary that premiered last December at the New York Video Festival and is now distributed by First Run features.
   
Enquiries :  
www.firstrunfeatures.com
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Entry No. : 13/9 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story
22 min./USA/Doc-2005
   
Producer, Director: Terrence Fisher and Daniel Howard
Executive Producer: Jon Alpert, Mami Kuwano
Camera: Daniel Howard, Michelle Watson, Jamal Hodge
Editors: Daniel Howard, Jasmine Chauca, Mami Kuwano
   
About the film :  
Terrence Fisher (19) lives in a housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. By the time he was 19 years old, eight of his friends were shot and killed in his neighborhood. Terrence is not a gang member or a drug dealer – he is just a normal teenager who likes making hip-hop music with his friends. What could Terrence do to stop gun violence in Bed-Stuy before losing another friend, or even his own life? Enrolled in Downtown Community Television Center’s Pro-TV program, Terrence and a fellow teen filmmaker, Daniel Howard, picked up a camera to tell the story about the gun violence on their streets…
   
Awards include:  
Henry Hampton Award (Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival) (2006)
Sundance Film Festival (Special Jury Recognition Award) (2005)
Tribeca Film Festival (2005)
San Francisco International Film Festival (2005)
American Black Film Festival (2005)
   
About the Director Duo:
Terrence Fisher, 19 has lived all his life in the Louis Armstrong Housing Project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. In 2002, Terrence enrolled in Pro-TV, a youth program at Downtown Community TV Center that gives high schools students rigorous two-year training in TV production. Through this program, Terrence has been producing videos that have been broadcast on public television and satellite channels and screened at numerous film festivals.
Daniel Howard, 18, grew up in the Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal City housing project. The films Daniel has made as a PRO-TV student have won numerous prestigious awards including a Student Emmy for his biographical film, “State of Mind: Living in the Projects.” Danny also won an Honorable Mention/National Student Television Award of Excellence.
   
Enquiries :  
Reina Higashitani,
Festival Coordinator
Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV)
87 Lafayette Street,New York, NY 10013-4435, USA
Tel : (212) 966-4510x235,Fax : (212) 226-3053,
E-mail : reina@dctvny.org
URL: www.dctvny.org
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Entry No. : 16/10 Dt. 28th January, 2007
The Price of Youth
10 min./USA/Doc-2000/Eng
   
Director-Producer: Andrew Levine and Witness
   
About the film :  

“WITNESS uses the power of video to expose human rights abuses. By partnering with local organizations around the globe, WITNESS empowers human rights defenders to use video to catalyze grassroots activism, political engagement and lasting change.”

WITNESS partner Andrew Levine used a WITNESS hidden camera to film the brothels of Mumbai, India to produce this heart-wrenching video…

The film has participated in several International Film festivals.

   
Enquiries :  
WITNESS
80 Hanson PI, 5th floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11217,
Tel: 718.783.2000
Website: www.witness.org
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Entry No. : 42/11 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Off To War II: Welcome to Baghdad
101min./USA/Doc-2005
   
Producer, Director: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud
Camer: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud
Editors: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud, John Custodio, Eddie Stein,
Mami Kuwano, Rubin Polizzi
Production Company: Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV)
   
About the film :  

From Arkansas to Baghdad, “Off to War” embodies the human saga behind the biggest news story of our time. The documentary offers a unique window into the war in Iraq, taking viewers to the frontlines with the citizen soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard, while simultaneously capturing the lives of their loved ones back at home…

The film has won Overseas Press Award, Hugo Awards and was a nominee of Directors Guild Awards.

   
About the Director Duo:  
Brent and Craig Renaud are brothers and filmmakers who were born and raised in Little Rock, Ark.Beginning in 1995, they worked with celebrated documentary filmmaker Jon Alpert at the Downtown Community TV Center in New York on award-winning projects in places like Afghanistan, Cambodia, Bolivia, China, Pakistan and Iraq.
In 2002, the Renaud brothers began to shoot, produce and edit their own films. They produced three programs for the documentary series The Season on ESPN, employing a raw style of filmmaking rarely seen in sports television. They also completed a film in 2005 for HBO’s America Undercover series, called Dope Sick Love, in which for 18 months they followed the lives of two drug-addicted couples in the streets of New York.
   
Enquiries :  
Reina Higashitani, Festival Coordinator
Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV)
87 Lafayette Street,
New York, NY 10013-4435, USA
Tel: (212) 966-4510 x 235
Fax: (212) 226-3053,
E-Mail: reina@dctvny.org
URL: www.dctvny.org
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Entry No. : 31/10 Dt. 28th January, 2007
Building the Decade
20 min./Netherlands/Eng./Doc-2000
   
Director: Janne Poort – van Eeden
Camera and Script: Janne Poort – van Eeden
Editing and Effects: Harry Meter
Producer: © WPP and MP
   
About the film :  

The documentary portrays highlights form the Asia Girl Child Peace Camp, and shows the girls’ own potential, determination and joy. 35 girls participated in the peace camp, ranging in age from 14 to 17 years. Confronting socialization and stereotypes that portray girls as silent and obedient, the young activists received training in mediation and conflict resolution skills…

   
About the Director:  
Vitae Janne Poort – van Eeden born and living in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Educated as a teacher and practiced teaching in primary schools for several years. Experienced radio and video maker and developer of school materials for primary and secondary schools and vocational trainings. As a film maker, she works for MP productions, a small production company, specialized in making documentaries on demand, e.g. for the municipality, business promotion and NGOs.
   
Enquiries :  
IFOR’s Women Peacemakers Program (WPP)
Spoorstraat 38, 1815 BK Alkmaar,
Netherlands,
Tel : +31–72– 515-1102
E-mail : wpp@ifor.org
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Entry No. : 12/9 29th January, 2007
Baghdad ER
64min./USA/Doc-2006
   
Director: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
Producer: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill, Joseph Feury
Camera and Audio: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
Editor: Patrick McMahon, Carrie Goldman
   
About the film :  

The hour long verite documentary Baghdad ER offers a raw and rarely seen look at the day-to-day hardship, humanity, heroism and sacrifice of the U.S. Military and medical personnel “just doing their jobs” in Iraq. Allowed unprecedented access over a 2-month period in 2005 to the 86th Combat Support Hospital Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill followed the doctors, nurses, medics, soldiers, chaplains and others in the Army’s premier medical facility in Iraq.

Baghdad ER puts a human face on the war’s unsettling statistics as doctors and nurses fight to save the lives of wounded soldiers who are medevaced on a numbingly routine basis.

The film was an Emmy Award Nominee.

   
About the Director Duo:  

A filmmaker and Producer, Jon Alpert has won eleven National Emmy Awards for News and Documentary Programs and one National Emmy for Sports Documentary. Over the past thirty years, he has consistently gained access to behind-the scenes events of historical significance and interviewed world leaders when other reporters were not allowed in. After the Vietnam War, he was the first American TV crew to film in Vietnam. When Fidel Castro came to address the United Nations in 1979, his team was the only non-Cubans allowed access to Castro. After the Gulf War, he was the only reporter to have interviewed Saddam Hussein.

Matthew O’Neill is a video journalist, producer and director currently working for DCTV in New York where he has been producing and directing documentaries for PBS, the Discovery and HBO. In the spring of 2004, he was awarded the Pew Fellowship for International Journalism.

   
Enquiries :  
Reina Higashitani,
Festival Coordinator
Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV)
87 Lafayette Street,
New York, NY 10013-4435, USA
Tel : (212) 966-4510x235
Fax : (212) 226-3053
E-mail: reina@dctvny.org
URL: www.dctvny.org
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Entry No. : 14/10 29th January, 2007
KIDNAPPED
52 min./Aus./Eng.-Jap.-Korean/Doc-2005
   
Director: Mellisa Kyu-Jung Lee
Producer: John Janson-Moore & Melissa Kyu-Jung Lee
Editor: Andrew Arestides
DOP: Takanobu Kato
Sound Recordist: Steven Bae
International Distributor: Films Transit International
   
About the film :  

From the early 1970s to the mid-80s, scores of ordinary Japanese began disappearing without a trace, many of them from beaches and remote villages along the Japan Sea Coast, others from Tokyo, London and Madrid. After decades of speculation, it was finally revealed in 2002 that these ordinary Japanese citizens had in fact been abducted by North Korean spies as part of a bizarre and sinister plot of espionage by the hard line, communist dictatorship of Kim Jong II…

The film had its world premiere recently in competition for the Silver Wolf at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). It has also been selected to screen at the One World International Film Festival for Human Rights in the Czech Republic, as well as the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece and will be screening on SBS in Australia later in 2006.

   
Enquiries :  
www.filmstranist.com
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Entry No. 25/10 29th January, 2007
Jesus, Soldier Without A Country
5min/USA/Doc-2006
   
Director-Producer: Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
   
About the film :  
Voices including that of US stars and mass campaigns against war…
   
About the Director Duo:  
Peter Dudar and Sally Marr are accomplished in the fine arts. Sally is a painter, sculptor, art teacher, actor, photographer and writer. Peter is a composer, sculptor, painter, pianist, calligrapher, teacher and poet. It is this diverse background and their highly developed aesthetic sensibilities that inform the cinematic work that they have created. They have been working for peace, justice and sustainability for the last twenty years. Without any experience in video, filmmaking or computers and practically no funding, these two courageous artists set forth to capture the historic struggle that was unfolding around them. This film is a product to come out of this process.
   
Enquiries :  
1302 N. Sweetzer Ave. flat 203
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tele-fax: 323-650-8166
E-mail: mail@arlingtonwestfilm.com
Website: www.arlingtonwestfilm.com
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Entry No. 24/10 29th January, 2007
Arlington West
74min/USA/Doc-2005
   
Director-Producer: Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
   
About the film :  

This film could save the life of someone you know and love!
‘I hope, for the sake of peace, that young people all over the country will see this film and come face to face with the consequences of war.’---- Howard Zinn

Every Sunday the Veterans For Peace erects temporary cemeteries to show the human cost of war. This ocean of over 2500 crosses, elicits 105 heartfelt interviews with active military traveling to and from war zones and grieving military families…

World premiere in May, 2006.

   
About the Director Duo:  
Peter Dudar and Sally Marr are accomplished in the fine arts. Sally is a painter, sculptor, art teacher, actor, photographer and writer. Peter is a composer, sculptor, painter, pianist, calligrapher, teacher and poet. It is this diverse background and their highly developed aesthetic sensibilities that inform the cinematic work that they have created. They have been working for peace, justice and sustainability for the last twenty years. Without any experience in video, filmmaking or computers and practically no funding, these two courageous artists set forth to capture the historic struggle that was unfolding around them. Arlington West is the first to come out of this process.
   
Enquiries :  
1302 N. Sweetzer Ave. flat 203
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tele-fax: 323-650-8166
E-mail: mail@arlingtonwestfilm.com
Website: www.arlingtonwestfilm.com
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Entry No. 35/10 29th January, 2007
Heroes
25min/USA/Doc-2006
   
Director-Producer-Editor: Lynn Estomin
   
About the film :  

The film looks at the war in Iraq through the eyes of two Americans; Celeste Zappala whose son was killed on April 26, 2004 in an explosion in Baghdad and Patrick Resta who served as an Army medic in Iraq for eight months.

Inaugural film in Cincinnati Women’s Film Festival and Bay Street Film Festival, Ontario, Canada.

   
About the Director:  
Lynn Estomin is a director and photographer who has been creating art on social issues for thirty years. Her award winning video documentaries heave been exhibited at film festivals internationally., including the AFI Film and Video Festival, Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine de Mexico, Barcelona Independent Video Festival, Canadian International Film Festival, Dallas Video Festival and others. Her work has been broadcast nationally on PBS and Free Speech TV and broadcast in Beijing and Barcelona. Estomin is an art professor at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA.
   
Enquiries :  
Women’s Film Project
97-1/2 Parkwood Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 USA
Tel: 570-321-6254
Fax: 570-321-4090
E-mail: estomin@lycoming.edu
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Entry No. : 15/10 29th January, 2007
Drums of War
7 min./USA/Fiction-2003
   
Director-Producer: Kyle T. Collins
   
About the film :  

“…..reminds me of a poem. A heartbreaker .-- “Ursula K. Leguin, Science Fiction Writer & Poet

The film is meant to be a surreal take on mankind’s apparent fascination with war. It is as if we are trapped in a never ending cycle of making war…

   
Enquiries :  
www.cellmotion productions.com
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Entry No. : 29/10 29th January, 2007
Darfur Diaries: Message from Home
57min. /Sudan-Chad-USA/Eng. etc./ Doc-2006
   
Director-Producer: Aisha Bain/Jen Marlowe/Adam Shapiro
Editor: Adam Shapiro
Art Director: Ann Petter
Sound:

Ahmad Shirazi

 
About the Film:

In an area of Darfur (in the western region of Sudan), cut off to international aid agencies and the media, thousands of Darfurians have suffered widespread atrocities at the hands of the government of Sudan and proxy militias. The film goes behind the lines and presents Darfurians – refugees, displaced people, women, children, grandmothers, farmers, rebels and sheikhs – who tell their stories of life and conflict in Darfur…

The film has been selected in more than 15 film festivals and won several awards.

   
About the Directors:

Aisha Bain is the Asia Program Associate at Global Rights, an NGO focusing on human rights.

Jen Marlowe directed and coordinated the program at the Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem from 2000-2004, creating and implementing a co-existence program for hundreds of Palestinian and Israeli youths. In addition, she was the program director for Seeds of Peace in Afghanistan and facilitated conflict groups of youths from India and Pakistan, the Balkans and Turkish and Greek Cypriot youth.

Adam Shapiro is a human rights activist, filmmaker and student, who most recently served as Country Director in Afghanistan for the international human rights organization Global Rights. His current film project, Kabul Dolls is focused on Afghan war widows who started their own income-generating income.

 
Enquiries :  
Cinema Libre Studio
8328 De Solo Avenue,
CA 91304,
USA
Tel: 1-818-349-8822
E-Mail: distribution @cinemalibrestudio.com
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Entry No. 37/10 29th January, 2007
My Country, My Country
90min/USA/Arabic-Kurdish-Eng./Doc-2006
   
Director-Producer-Camera-Editor: Laura Poitras
Composer-Singer: Kadhum Al Sahir
 
About the Film:

‘The definitive non-fiction film about the occupation of Iraq. Indispensable, heartbreaking and ferociously wise….’
An extraordinarily intimate portrait of Iraqis living under the US occupation. Dr. Riyadh, an outspoken critic of the occupation, is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq, arguing that Sunni participation in the January 2005 elections is essential. Yet all around him Dr. Riyadh sees only chaos…

The film has participated in more than 15 international film festivals and won several awards including Best Long Documentary, Flahertiana Film Festival, Russia; Human Rights Award, Durban International Film Festival and Henry Hampton Award, Council on Foundations Film & Video Festival.

   
About the Directors:
Laura Poitras received a Peabody Award for her last documentary Flag Wars (2003) along with numerous other awards for the same film. Laura has been making films since 1995. She studied filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and the New School. She resides in New York City.
 
Enquiries :  
Zeitgeist
247 Centre St, 2nd FI, New York 10013
Tel : 212-274-1989
Fax: 212-274-1644
Website: www.zeitgeistfilms.com
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Entry No. 38/10 29th January, 2007
State of Fear
94min/USA/Eng. etc. /Doc-2005
   
Producer: Paco de Onís
Director: Pamela Yates
Editor: Peter Kinoy
 
About the Film:

“In all my years of working in the field of international human rights, I have never seen a film that so successfully describes a national struggle for justice and its universal implications. State of Fear is a must-see film for educators and activists working in the field of international human rights and Latin American studies.” - Juan E. Méndez, President, International Center for Transitional Justice and United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

State of Fear takes place in Peru, yet serves as a cautionary tale for a world engaged in a “global war on terror”. It dramatizes the human and societal costs a democracy faces when it embarks on a “war” against terror, a “war” potentially without end, all too easily exploited by unscrupulous leaders seeking personal political gain…

Audience Award, Amnesty International EXPOSE Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA, 2005.
Opening Night Film, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, Lincoln Center
New York, 2005.

   
About the Directors:
Pamela Yatesis a director with a breadth of experience in both commercial television and independent documentaries. Most recently she directed “State of Fear”, a feature length documentary that tells the epic story of Peru’s 20-year “war on terror” based on the findings of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Before that she directed “Presumed Guilty”, a two hour PBS special about public defenders. In 2000 she produced and directed “Brotherhood of Hate” a study of violent white supremacy.
 
Enquiries :  
Skylight Pictures
330 West 42nd St.
24th Floor
New York, NY 10036
tel 212 947 5333
fax 212 643 1208
www.skylightpictures.com
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Entry No. : 10/9 30th January, 2007
En Route to Baghdad
56min./US-Brazil/Doc.-2004
   
Director: Simone Duarte
Producers: Anemary Soares.Kristine Cardoso/Simone Duarte
Director of Photography: Emmanuel Bastien
Editor: Karen Sztajnberg
Original Music: Ze Luis
 
About the Film:

One of the most respected mediators at the United Nations, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was named Kofi Annan’s top envoy to Iraq in the chaotic months following the American invasion – a natural choice because of his diplomatic skills, but also a risky one, because he was such a valuable part of the organization. The Brazilian-born de Mello spent much of his life as an indefatigable advocate for peace, working to improve conditions all over the globe, and impacting countless lives for the better. He was killed on August 19th, 2003, in a Baghdad bombing. This powerful and touching documentary tells his fascinating and inspiring story and uses interviews with colleagues, leaders and friends to paint a vivid portrait of a unique and gifted man…

The film has participated in more than 10 film festivals and won Silver Medal Award from UN Correspondents Association, 2004.

   
About the Directors:
Simon Duarte was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968. Before going solo, she was the News Bureau chief of TV Globo in New York. For the coverage of the 9/11 attacks Simone was nominated for the Emmy International. She has worked for the UN in East Timor during the early days of Sergio Vieira de Mello’s administration. In 2001, she won the Honorable Mention from the UN Association of Correspondents for the feature series she did on East Timor. Her first documentary ‘Archivo de la Identidad’ has been featured in Human Rights Film Festivals around the world, including the Amnesty International Film Festival in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salk Late City and Global Visions in Canada.
 
Enquiries :  
http://home.nyc.rr.com/sergiodemellodoc
E-mail : enroutetobaghdad@yahoo.com
Tel : +1 212-423-0218
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Entry No. 34/10 30th January, 2007
Manhood and Violence: Fatal Peril
56min/USA/Doc-2003
   
Director-Producer: Mike & Sonja Giligan
Camera: Chuck Clifton
Producer & Sound: Michelle Clifton
Editing: Mike Giligan
 
About the Film:
“Violence is primarily a man’s business and it is about upholding male honor. Violence is learned and it can be unlearned….” Dr. James F. Giligan
The film is about the ‘Resolve to Stop Violence Program’ (RSVP) started in Sans Francisco Jail that yielded dramatic results.
   
Enquiries :  
Hudson River Film & Video
61 Indian Brook Road
Garrison, NY 10524
845-265-3405
hrdilm@optonline.net
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Entry No. : 43/11 30th January, 2007
The Return Of Paul Jarrett
74min/USA/Doc-1998 
   
Written, Directed & Produced by: Clark Jarrett
Photography: Josie Espiritu Brad Jarrett Clark Jarrett
Editing: Bill Gole
 
About the Film:
The film follows ninety-three year old Paul Jarrett, a decorated American World War I veteran, as he returns to France to visit those nightmarish days and nights of long ago. Lt. Jarrett, a company hand-to-hand combat expert with the famous 42nd Rainbow Division, was wounded three times while serving in France along the Western Front during 1917-1918. He returned to the United States in 1919 a broken man, physically and mentally. He was just another member of the ‘Lost Generation’. Seven years later, at the age of hundred and one, the French Government bestows upon Paul Jarrett its highest decoration for bravery, Legion of Honor, seventy eight years after the Great War… 
   
Winner of :
1. Gold World Medal, New York Festival of Film
2. Gold Camera Award, U.S.International Film & Video Festival
3. Best Documentary, Cinevue International Film Festival
4. 1st Prize : Best Documentary, Rhode Island International Film Festival
5. Cine Golden Eagle Award, History
   
About the Director :
As stated by Ed Beimfohr, Vietnam Veteran, USMC “ No one has captured the abstract images of The Great War like Mr. Jarrett has in this powerful tale of a true American hero. So unique in its personal style, it is unlike any documentary I’ve ever seen on this subject matter.”
   
Enquiries :  
Jarrett Entertainment Group
1723 Amherst Avenue,
Los Angeles CA 90025
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Entry No. : 2/8 30th January, 2007
Human Remains
30min./USA/B&W/Doc-1998
   
Written, directed, edited, photographed & Produced by Jay Rosenblatt
Co-Produced by the Danish Film Institute Workshop
 
About the Film:
The film illustrates the banality of evil by creating intimate portraits of five of the 20th century’s most reviled dictators. It unveils the personal lives of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco and Mao Tse Tung. We learn the private and mundane details of their everyday lives… their favourite foods, food habits and sexual preferences. Their personalities and psychological make-up are revealed through the details they convey. There is no mention of their public lives or of their place in history. The intentional omission of the horrors for which these men were responsible hovers over the film. Human Remains addresses this horror from a completely different angle. Irony and even occasional humour are sprinkled throughout the documentary. The film is based entirely on fact, combining direct quotes and biographical research. Though based on historical figures, the film is contemporary in its implications and ultimately invites the viewer to confront the nature of evil.
   
26 Awards including:
InternationalDocumentary Association : Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award
Hamptons International Film Festival : Best Short film
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival : Best Short Film
Aspen Shortsfest : Best Documentary
Florida Film Festival : Grand Jury Prize, Best Short Documentary
Shorts International Film Festival : Best Documentary
Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival : Best Documentary
Sundance Film Festival : Jury Award
BBC British Short Film Festival : Best American film
Odense Film Festival, Denmark : Best Novelle/Experimental Film
   
About the Director :
Jay Rosenblatt has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed twenty films and four videos. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim and a Rockefeller Fellowship. His films have received over one hundred awards and have screened throughout the world.
   
Enquiries :  
Tel. : +49 – 341 2156638
E-mail: info@decpert-distribution.com
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Entry No. : 40/11 30th January, 2007
Voices from inside
USA/ 60 min. / English/ Doc.1996
   
Producer/Director: Karina Epperlein
Cinematography: John Knoop
Sound Recording: Jaime Kibben
Editing: Nila Bogue, Joanne Feinberg
 
About the Film:
The film follows a German born theatre artist into a federal women’s prison. She encourages a racially mixed circle of women to find their own voices through poetry and creative expression and meets their children on the outside. The prisoners tell their life stories and share their experience of prison life. Voices from inside shatters conventional stereotypes about crime, criminals and race. An inspiring experiment in breaking the walls with love.
   
About the Director :
Kkarina Epperlein has thrity years of experience as a theater artist, teacher and filmmaker. A native of Germany, she came to the United States in 1981 as a dancer, choreographer and actress with the avantgarde theater company SOON 3. She developed her own poetic vision of theater directing and performing several original pieces here and abroad. Haunted by her country’s past, she created the one-woman show i.e. Deutschland ( 1988-93), dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. Karina kept rewriting the piece with history (the fall of the Wall, reunification etc.) and through the years it was widely performed at theaters and universities.
 
Director’s filmography :
1. Labyrinthian (20 min.) 1984
2. Deutschland ( 8.30 min.) 1988
3. Voices from Inside ( 60 min.) 1996
4. Women’s Rites ( 37 min.) 2000
5. I will not be sad in this world ( 56 min.) 2001
6. We are here together ( 65 min.) 2003
7. Phoenix Dance (16min.) 2006
 
Enquiries :  
Karina Epperlein
Karinafilms,
641 Euclid Avenue – Berkeley, CA 94708
Tel/Fax (510) 559-8892
karina@karinafilms.us
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Entry No. : 44/12 30th January, 2007
Two States of Mind
63min./Israel/Col./Doc
   
Written & Directed by Shira Richter
 
About the Film:

Two actresses, an Israeli from Tel Aviv and a Palestinian from Ramallah are invited to compete in a jeep rally in Morocco as ‘The Peace Team’. With no experience, but plenty of enthusiasm they agree, imagining a Club-Med type vacation. What a surprise. A roller coaster of despair, humor, courage and politics awaits them. Two women, two cultures, two personalities, cooped up in one jeep for 12 scorching days and frozen nights in the forgiving Sahara Desert. They must cooperate if they are to survive this ‘vacation’.

22. The Berlin Jewish Film Festival Award; Best Film of the Festival.
23. Prime time TV Broadcast: Worldlink USA, SVT Sweden, Ch2 Israel.

   
About the Director :
Shira Richter, Acclaimed American-Israeli Filmmaker and Artist.
 
Enquiries :  
Shira Richter
Cam1@zahav.net.il
+972-(0)544-782129
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