Today the Genocide Film Library Bosnia-Herzegovina records the 1.000th testimony. The project has been supported in 2012 by the Cinema for Peace Foundation, the German Foreign Ministry, Dr. Westerwelle and Angelina Jolie.
„A country that rejects the truth, refuses change, and lacks a spirit of freedom is hopeless. Freedom of expression is one of life’s basic rights, and freedom of expression and of understanding are the very cornerstones of civilization. Freedom of speech is just one part of the spirit of freedom, it is one of life’s virtues and is the very essence of natural rights. Modernity cannot exist without freedom of speech.”
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) present support for the Rainforest Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Sting & Trudie Styler awarded Honorary Green Oscar.
On the occasion of the Olympic Games in London, Sports for Peace supported by Cinema for Peace hosted a very special Gala on July 25 honouring Muhammad Ali, the “greatest of all time”. Sports idols such as Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, tennis legend Boris Becker, the world champion in heavyweight boxing Wladimir Klitschko, Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Christopher Lee and the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda presented Muhammad Ali’s core values.
Father Marco Arana of Peru, a human rights defender who was honored by Cinema for Peace in 2011, was beaten up and arrested by police officers while sitting peacefully on a bench in the Cajamarca's main square on July 4th, 2012.