While a Russian military jet provoked last weekend once again an American military airplane, while the European Union is in danger of falling apart and the state of the world has perished year by year in recent times, Germany said goodbye to a man who proved how the opposite is possible: Hans-Dietrich Genscher was the architect of reunification, of European Unity and a peaceful cooperation between East and West.
With great sadness, we learned of Guido Westerwelle’s passing. Germany has lost a great humanitarian.
Die Cinema for Peace Foundation präsentiert den Cinema for Peace Nominee "Lampedusa in Winter” von Jakob Brossmann, am 4. März 2016 19.00 Uhr im Steinhaus in Bautzen als Auftakt der neuen Reihe "Filme gegen Rechts".
Los Angeles - This year’s Academy Awards were also a platform for valuable messages by socially-conscious artists. Cinema for Peace Honorary Chair 2016 Charlize Theron kicked off the awards by presenting the Best Original Screenplay, two weeks after advocating in Berlin the fight against Aids. Host Chris Rock joked about racism and diversity, while the producers of the Best Picture honoree, Spotlight, issued a call to action to resonate all the way to the Pope.
Berlin - The cry for support, in the name of refugees, at the Cinema for Peace Gala 2016 was internationally very well-received, especially the memorial for drowned refugees by one of the world's leading artists, Ai Weiwei, who did an installment of life-vests at the columns of the historic Konzerthaus in Berlin.