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The Global Peace Film FesTival ence in the world. Enjoy a variety of independent films from a multitude of countries; all exploring issues of faith, nonviolence, reconciliation and the environment to overcome the impasses against realizing peace and healing – both spiritual and physical. Films of all types - feature films, documentaries, comedies, dramas, animation, short films, foreign films, local films and more - are included in Orlando’s Global Peace Film Festival. Film screenings will take place at select venues throughout Orlando and Winter Park. This year, the Festival returns to Rollins College, with screenings in the Bush and SunTrust Auditoriums, and the Orlando Science Center, where films focusing on the environment will be featured. New venues this year are the Winter Park Library and Gallery at Avalon Island in downtown Orlando, sponsored by ArtistsRegistry.com. The café at the Gallery at Avalon Island will be open before and after screenings for filmgoers to enjoy music and light food and beverages. This year, the Festival is host to four discussion panels held throughout the week. Topics include: What is Peace; Making Films That Make a Difference – Focus on Documentary; Peace Pitch A Filmmaker’s Work in Progress and a Media Day of Dialogue. Patrons of the Festival will also have opportunities to meet filmmakers and special guests, take part in events and enjoy the school art exhibition, “Imagine Peace,” in Orlando’s City Hall. The Festival kicks-off with a Celebration Preview Party held on September 12, 2008. Guests will enjoy preview screenings, art exhibits and music, in addition to light food and beverages. Culminating the five-day film festival is a Global Peace Street Fair on September 21 - the United Nations International Day of Peace. Created in partnership with Bullfish on Park Avenue, the Street Fair takes place in Winter Park, between Park and Knowles Avenues. Vendors will be on site offering a myriad of activities, demonstrations and shopping experiences, with themes including Fashion for Peace, The Environment and Water Conservation, Music and Art, Fair Trade, Wildlife and Organic Gardening and Landscaping. A complete schedule for the Global Peace Film Festival with film screenings, panel discussions, times and locations is available at www.peacefilmfest.org media talk about how words and images in the media and responsibility . . . Last year, the topic was about the media portrayal of “peace.” othEr PanElS arE • Making Films that Make a Difference • Peace Pitches - where a work in progress is shown and discussed • What is Peace? • A panel on the environment. All TBD ConfirMEd filM highlightS • Pray the Devil Back to Hell About the womens movement in Liberia • Playing for Change: Peace Though Music The universality and inspiration of music around the world • Operation Lysistrata About the theater project right before the beginning of the Iraq War when on the same day there were over 1000 readings of the classic Greek play, Lysistrata, in over 50 countries and every state of the US. • A Powerful Noise Women organizing in Vietnam, Mali & Bosnia for a better world • Vanaja About a lower caste girl in India (drama) • They Turned our Desert into Fire About Darfur • Come Walk in My Shoes Civil rights movement • One Water Environment • Everest: A Climb for Peace Palestinian & Israeli expedition to Everest • Secrecy About the history of official secrets • Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections orlando SCiEnCE CEntEr Short films on the environment, Wed. - Sun. • 11AM and 2PM every day. wintEr Park: BUSh aUditoriUM (Rollins College): WED 5:00 & 7:00PM THURS 6:00 & 8:00PM FRI 5:30, 7:30 & 9:15PM SAT 1:00, 3:00, 5:30, 7:30, (9:30?); 2:00, 4:30, 6:00PM Interfaith Panel on the environment followed by film wintEr Park: SUn trUSt aUditoriUM (Rollins College): WED 5:30 & 7:30PM THURS 5:30, 7:00 & 9:00PM FRI. 5:00, 7:00, 8:45PM SAT 2:00, 4:00, 6:30, 8:00; 2:30, 4:30, 7:00PM wintEr Park PUBliC liBrary WED THURS FRI SAT SUN 6:30PM 2:00 & 6:30PM 2:00PM 2:00, 4:00, 6:30PM 1:30, 4:00PM There will be a total of 48 films in the festival. PanEl diSCUSSionS The panels are still being scheduled but there will be at least one every day. We do the “Media Day of Dialogue” on Saturday morning, Sept. 20, from 10 - 1, where members of the www.worldpeaceemerging.com 53
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