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The Cinema for Peace Foundation endeavors to further peace and understanding worldwide through the support of cinematographic works. Through the involvement in the production and dissemination of films about violence, ecocide, war, poverty, the prevention of diseases (e.g. AIDS) and violations of human rights, The Cinema for Peace Foundation undertakes to raise awareness about these issues worldwide, both in the first world countries as well as in the afflicted countries. Such films are supported and made accessible through the foundation as widely as possible, either directly by Cinema for Peace, or by supporting third parties in doing so.

CINEMA FOR PEACE PROJECTS

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Cinema for Peace Screening in Srebrencia on the occasion of the 20th Memorial Day of the Genocide in Srebrenica.

 

Since after 9/11 the non-profit organization Cinema for Peace has been aiming to influence through films the perception and resolution of global social, political and humanitarian challenges of our time. In recent years, Cinema for Peace has supported a number of important causes with help of artists like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Muhammad Ali, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and the former Honorary Patron Nelson Mandela.

It is our belief that films have the incredible power to uplift and bring hope to viewers, as well as effectively deliver a vision for a better future. Film also plays a significant role in highlighting inequality, injustice and inhumanity. For these reasons, the Cinema for Peace Foundation endeavors to further peace and understanding worldwide through the support of cinematographic works. Through the involvement in the production and distribution of films about violence, ecocide, war, poverty, the prevention of diseases (e.g. AIDS) and violations of human rights, the Cinema for Peace Foundation works to raise awareness about humanitarian issues worldwide. Such films are supported and made accessible through the foundation as widely as possible, either directly by Cinema for Peace, or by supporting third parties in doing so.

 

“Let me applaud Cinema for Peace. Every time you and our friends from the creative community reach out to help people to learn about human rights and justice, you help the UN to keep the peace.” - Ban Ki-moon

 

 

 

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Burma

Since 1962 Burma has been ruled by a military junta which suppresses all dissent. They stifle the voices and activities of human rights defenders, independent journalists, members of the Buddhist clergy, humanitarian activists and of numerous artists. Many are now imprisoned or banned from working simply for their opposition to the government, for peacefully demonstrating or for engaging in humanitarian activities. The Cinema for Peace Foundation initiated the film documentary "This Prison Where I Live" and started a petition in order to support artists in Burma and to free the comedian Zarganar who was in prison from 2007 - 2011.
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Trailer of the Week

With reference to current news topics that are related to the work and film selection of Cinema for Peace, the Cinema for Peace Foundation established the “Trailer of the Week”. The aim of the Trailer of the Week is to inspire people to dig deeper into issues and topics which the news only cover on the surface. Furthermore, we want to promote and support small film productions from our film selection which deal with these topics in a valuable way but which haven't received broad public recognition.

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CINEMA FOR PEACE MONTHLY SCREENINGS

 

Initiated in May 2011, with the presentation documentary Restrepo (2010) in remembrance of war journalist & photographer Tim Hetherington - who was killed in April 2011 while reporting from the fights in Misrata/Libya – the Monthly Screenings project fulfills the foundations mission of furthering worldwide peace through the support of cinematographic works.

 

Held in Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt, Vienna and London the non-commercial screenings, which are followed by Q&A session with experts on the respective issue, illustrate the Cinema for Peace Foundations’ involvement in the production and dissemination of films about the prevention of disease (e.g. AIDS), violence, ecocide, war, poverty and violation of human rights.

 

In order achieve this such films are supported and made widely accessible through the foundation in an effort to raise awareness about these issues worldwide, both in the first world countries as well as in the afflicted countries.

 

May 2016: One Rock, three Religions

Directed by Isaac Hertz

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One Rock - Three Religions by Isaac Hertz and Valentina Castellani
'One Rock Three Religions' is a feature length documentary film that starts from Jerusalem's most politically sensitive site, the Temple Mount or Haram Al Sharif, and examines the effect the three Abrahamic faiths have on the Israeli Palestinian conflict and world peace.

BERLIN: May 9, 7pm, Acud

Guestspeaker: Valentina Castellani (Producer), Samuel Shidem

 


May 2016: A Man can make a Difference

Directed by Ullabritt Horn

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Chronicles the adventurous life of Hungarian-born Jewish lawyer Benjamin Ferencz, who fled to the USA as a child and later became chief war crime prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials of 1945-1949 and one of the founding members of the International Criminal Court, which entered into force in 2002.

HAMBURG: May 02, 7pm, Abaton

Guestspeaker: Prof. Reinhard Merkel is a professor in criminal law and philosophy of law.

Prof. Markus Kotzur is professor in european and international law at the university of Hamburg

 

 

April 2016: Lampedusa in Winter

Directed by Jacob Brossmann

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Der aus Wien stammende Filmemacher, Jakob Brossmann, verbrachte zwei Winter auf der kleinen italienischen Insel Lampedusa, gelegen am Rande Europas und Sinnbild für in Not geratene Flüchtlinge, die ihre Reise an der Küste von Libyen antreten, auf der Suche nach Sicherheit in Europa. Der Film erfasst die Insel im Dunkel des Winters; die Insel ist nach dem tragischen Schiffsunglück des vergangenen Herbstes tief erschüttert, alle Touristen sind schon lange aufgebrochen, die lokale Fischer kämpfen um ihre Existenz und die im vorangegangenen Sommer angekommenen Flüchtlinge sehnen sich nach einem sicheren Transfer auf das Festland. Doch trotz der bedrückenden und unsicheren Umstände, bleibt die Solidarität unter den Inselbewohnern ungebrochen, mit dem Wunsch, denjenigen eine würdevolle Existenz zu bieten, die trotz aller Widrigkeiten auf der Insel ankommen. Ein reflektierender und zum Denken anregender Film, der Licht auf die Schwierigkeiten Europas wirft, humane und kooperative Lösungen in der Flüchtlingsfrage zu finden. Der die schwierigkeiten europas beleuchtet, menschliche und gemeinschaftliche Lösungen in der Flüchtlingsfrage zu finden.

VIENNA: April 28, 7pm, Top Kino

Guestspeakers: Regisseur Jakob Brossmann andManfred Nowak (Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte) statt. Moderation: Sandra Benecchi (Forschungszentrum Menschenrechte)

 

 

April 2016: This Changes Everything

Directed by Avi Lewis

On the back of Naomi Klein’s international bestseller we have the arrival of Avi Lewis’s film adaptation of ‘This Changes Everything’, an ambitious, cinematic exploration of the vast challenge of climate change. Shot across five continents over four years, Lewis’s rich cinematography dramatically portrays the immediacy of the struggles that communities face across the globe, whilst Klein’s narration provides a theoretical overview of the connection between the carbon in the air and the economic system which continues to put it there. The film differs from other documentaries in that it doesn’t attempt to scare the viewer into action; rather its overriding impression is one of empowerment and hope as it demonstrates the opportunity this grave existential crisis presents us with to create a more just global economic system.

VIENNA: April 14, 7 pm, Top Kino

 

 

April 2016: Condor

Directed by Roberto Mader

Operation Condor was a secret agreement between the military dictatorships of the Southern Cone in the 1970s, with the knowledge and support of the CIA. These governments to shared information and violently repressed suspected left-wing subversives.

BERLIN: April 14, 7 pm, ACUD Kino


 

March 2016: A Syrian Love Story

Directed by Sean McAllister

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Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When McAllister first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the Arab Spring sweeps the region, the familys fate shifts irrevocably. Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Known for his unique and intimate portraits, maverick director Sean McAllister (Liberace of Baghdad) received the Grand Jury prize at this year's Sheffield Documentary Festival for this Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love.

VIENNA: March 29, 7 pm, Schikaneder Kino

Guestspeaker: Anna Müller-Funk (Forschungszentrum Menschenrechte, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte - Institution for Human Rights); Dr. Herbert Langthaler (Asylkoordination Österreich - asylum coordination Austira)

HAMBURG: June 20, 7 pm, ACUD


March 2016: Watchers of the Sky

Directed by Edet Belzberg

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Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin – the man who created the term “genocide,” and believed that the law could protect the world against mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, WATCHERS OF THE SKY takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.

BERLIN: March 24, 7 pm, ACUD Kino

Guestspeaker: Robert Schütte (Genocide Alert)

LONDON: 21.April, 7 pm, Frontline

Guestspeaker: Kerry Popper (Producer)

VIENNA: May 12, 7pm TopKino

Guestspeaker:Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Walter Manoschek Fakultät für SozialwissenschaftenInstitut für Staatswissenschaft


FEBRUARY 2016: Racing Extinction

Directed by Louie Psihoyos

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This documentary film is by Oscar winner Louis Psihoyos. Along with several artists and scientists, Psihoyos draws attention to mankinds role in the potential loss of half of the worlds species. The documentary is both alarming and reassuring. It juxtaposes the most destructive and the most beautiful parts of theis planet. It is a stunning and gripping work of cinema that is most definitely worth the time! Following the film, there will be a panel discussion.

HAMBURG: February 29, 7 pm, Abaton Kino

Guestspeaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Kaiser, Center of Natural History (CeNak), Universität Hamburg

Thomas Reinecker, filmmaker and journalist

BERLIN: April, 28, 7 pm ACUD

 

FEBRUARY 2016: Walls

Directed by Pablo Iraburu

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The world is increasingly more divided by walls. There are human beings on either side of them. Brilliant editing connects people living and working on different sides of decisive walls between Mexico/U.S., Spain/Morocco, Israel/Palastine and South Africa/ Zimbabwe. A true cinematic experiment not entering the geopolitical discussion. But exploring WALLS as a global issue.

BERLIN: February 17th, 7pm, ACUD

Guestspeakers: Pablo Iraburu, director

Itziar García Zubiri, producer

 

JANUARY 2016: Surrounded by ISIS

Directed by Xavier Muntz

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In December 2014 ISIS militants managed to completely surround the town of Sinjar in Iraq. The Yedezi Kurdish residents of the mountain town, which lies about 50km from the Syrian border, are trapped. But they are not beaten. Xavier Muntz was dropped by helicopter into Sinjar and spent three weeks among the inhabitants as they fought for their lives and their homeland.

BERLIN: January 28th, 7 pm, ACUD

Guest Speakers: Hozan Ibrahim, Citizens for Syria
Daniel Gerlach, „Zenith“ and Deutschen Levante Verlags
Stephan G. Humer, Network Terrrorism Research


DECEMBER 2015: Human Rights Short Films

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The films showed, in different ways, several human rights aspects and the current situation of human rights in the world. Following the screening there was a panel discussion with several experts on the topic; discussing today situation and perspectives on the future of human rights.

BERLIN: December 10, 7pm, ACUD

Guest Speakers: PH Dr. Marcus Schladebach, Potsdam University
Mr. Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Mr. Mekonnen Mesghena, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

HAMBURG: January 11, 7pm, Abaton Kino

Guest Speakers: Janina Harder (Moderator)
Felix Weiß, peace brigades international - Deutscher Zweig e.V.
Maureen Macoun, Amnesty International
Karen Braxmaier, Amnesty International


NOVEMBER 2015: TRUE COST

Directed by Andrew Morgan

Special screening : The True Cost

THE TRUE COST is a documentary about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. It is a groundbreaking movie filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva.

BERLIN: November 26, 7.00 pm ACUD

Guest Speakers:Max Gilgenmann - Ethical Fashion Show Berlin (Moderation); Katja Senkel: Greenpeace Berlin /Detox Campaign; Christian Findeisen: Greenpeace Berlin /Detox Campaign; Berndt Hinzmann - INKOTA Network/Clean Clothes Campaign; Shahida Parveen- Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research; Farhat Fatima - Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research


OCTOBER 2015: ISTANBUL UNITED

Directed by Farid Eslam and Oliver Waldhauer

Monthly Screening ISTANBUL UNITED

ISTANBUL UNITED tells how the Ultra Fans of the three foremost footballs clubs in Istanbul, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas, known all over Europe for their extremely violent clashes, united for the first time ever to fight against the authorities and support peaceful protesters. The name for their alliance: ISTANBUL UNITED.

BERLIN: October 26, 7.00 pm ACUD

Guest Speakers:Gaby Sohl- Foreign desk editor at TAZ; Cem Sey- Freier Journalist for German and Turkish-speaking Media; Oliver Waldhauer- Director of the film Istanbul United; Tanja Georgieva- Producer of the film Istanbul United;Moderation: Dr. Sociology Elifcan Karacan, Siegen University.


OCTOBER 2015: UNTOUCHABLE: CHILDREN OF GOD

Directed by Grant Knisely

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The documentary UNTOUCHABLE: CHILDREN OF GOD shows the abuse of young girls in the brothels of India and how they are sold and kidnapped from neighboring Nepal to India. The average age of the girls is 13 years, and only 1% of children can escape ever or be rescued.The film shows stories of hope and tells about people who risk their lives to save and protect the children.

BERLIN: October 21, 7.00 pm ACUD

 

OCTOBER 2015: TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE

Directed by Alex Gibney

TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE deals with the measures of the US authorities towards detainees. Repeatedly the story of Dilawar, an Afghan taxi driver who died from torture under US custody appeared along with interview given by the army staff accused for dilawar’s death.

BERLIN: October 19, 7.00 pm KANT

Guest Speakers; Baher Azmy (Center for Constitutional Rights, New York), Géraldine Mattioli-Zeltner (Human Rights Watch), Julia Hall (Amnesty International), and Wolfgang Kaleck (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights); two former Guantanamo detainees Murat Kurnaz (Germany) and Mourad Benchellali (France) with their lawyers Gonzalo Boye (Spain) and Apolline Cagnat (France).

 

OCTOBER 2015: OUR TERRIBLE COUNTRY

Directed by Mohammad Ali Atassi and Ziad Homsi

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OUR TERRIBLE COUNTRY takes us on the perilous journey of Yassin Haj Saleh, a well-known Syrian intellectual and dissident, and the young photographer Ziad Homsi who travel together in an arduous and dangerous route from the liberated area of Douma/Damascus to Raqqa in northern Syria, only to find themselves eventually forced to leave their home country for a temporary exile in Turkey.

BERLIN: October 1, 7.00 pm ACUD

Guest Speakers; Majid al Bunni (Syrnet Radio Network), Erik Mohns (Berghof Foundation) und Elias Perabo (Adopt a revolution!)

 

AUGUST 2015: TRANQUILANDIA

Directed by Joel Stangle

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TRANQUILANDIA gives a unique insight into the civil war that haunts Colombia for 50 years now.
All efforts to solve the conflict, diplomatically or militarily, failed. But the current developments in peace talks between the government and the FARC in Havana, seem to give reason to hope that the end of one of the oldest wars in the world is in sight.

BERLIN: August 27, 7.00 pm ACUD and September 7, 7.00 pm, ACUD

Guest Speakers: Alexandra Huck (kolko Menschenrechte für Kolumbien e.V., an expert of the Lateinamerikaforum Berlin
and Christian Mihr (Reporter ohne Grenzen) // moderation by Norbert Ahrens (journalist, author and Latin America expert)

 

JUNE 2015: INDIA´S DAUGHTER

Directed by Leslee Udwin

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INDIA’S DAUGHTER tells the story of the Indian medicine student Jyoti Singh Pandey from Delhi, who was raped by 6 men in a driving bus in December 2012. The gang rape and her death triggered international outcry and massive protests in India. The documentary records the rapists’ mentalities, beliefs and attitudes towards life before they were executed while investigating the society and its moral conceptions, which lead to such an awful act of violence. The movie is an optimistic and passionate call for a fundamental change in society.

BERLIN: June 30 7.30 pm Babylon

Guest Speakers: Leslee Udwin, Katja Riemann

VIENNA: May 26 6.30 pm Schikaneder

Guest Speaker: Leslee Udwin

CANNES

Guest Speakers: Leslee Udwin, Nandita Das, Kathy Lette (Australian-British Author)

 

MAY 2015: SPECIAL SCREENING of THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Directed by Monica Whitlock
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On May 13th 2005, Uzbeki security forces shot several hundred people to death who were protesting in the city of Andijan. Week-long protests against repression and arbitrariness in the local authorities and justice system reached a peak when a prison was stormed and prisoners freed. The Uzbeki government justified its violent actions with the fight against Islamic extremists and to this day refuses to allow an independent, international investigation of the events, as the United Nations, OSZE and the EU have demanded.

BERLIN: May 13 7 pm ACUD

Guest Speakers: Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights


APRIL 2015: E-TEAM
A documentary by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman
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The documentary "E-Team" follows a special unit of "Human Rights Watch", a so-called "emergency team" that consists of dedicated investigators. The film accompanies the E-Team during the dangerous work on the border between Syria and Libya. They risk their lives and gather evidence to ensure that the atrocities of brutal regimes come to light and will not stay unpunished. They venture behind enemy lines to expose crimes against humanity.

BERLIN: April 23 7 pm ACUD

Guest Speaker: Fred Abrahams (Human Rights Watch/protagonist of the film)


MARCH 2015: DRONE

Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei
Norway 2014 I 78 min

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DRONE is a documentary about the covert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this new technology, DRONE reveals crucial information about the drone war in Pakistan and offers unique insights into the nature of drone warfare.

BERLIN: March 26 7 pm ACUD

Guest Speaker: Dr. Wolfgang S. Heinz (Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte)

VIENNA: March 31 6.30 pm Schikaneder

Guest Speaker: Leonard Cuscoleca (Research Assistant on the UN Report on Armed Drones, Research Centre for Human Rights)

 

APRIL 2013: CALL ME KUCHU, Winner of the International Human Rights Film Award

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Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worral

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives.

 

 

 

HAMBURG: April 15 th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Barbara Mansberg (LSVD Landesverband Hamburg e.V.)

BERLIN: April 22 nd 6pm MOVIEMENTO KINO
Guest Speaker: Franziska Ülm-Düsterhöft (Africa-Expert, Amnesty International)

FRANKFURT: April 29 th 7pm ORFEON´S ERBEN
Guest Speaker: Camilla Klein (Uganda Coordinator, Amnesty International)

 

MARCH 2013: BITTER SEEDS, Winner of the International Green Film Award

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Directed by Micha X Peled

India has more farmers than any country in the world, and they are in a crisis that is unprecedented in human history. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a village at the center of the suicide epidemic, a farmer and his family struggle to keep his land and a teenage girl makes her first steps to become a journalist and tell the world about the crisis. Bitter Seeds raises questions about the human cost of genetically-modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things.

 

 

HAMBURG: March 11th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Ursula Gröhn-Wittern (Dipl.-Agrar. Ing. Agrar Koordination)

BERLIN: March 18th 6pm MOVIEMENTO KINO
Guest Speakers: Berndt Hinzmann  (INKOTA-netzwerk) & Rudolf Buntzel (Consltant for World Food Matters)

FRANKFURT: March 25th 7pm ORFEON´S ERBEN
Guest Speaker: Jörg Dürrfeld (AG  Agriculture & Food Greenpeace Frankfurt)

 

JANUARY 2013: CONGO - LOOKING FOR HOPE IN THE MIDDLE OF CRISIS

CRISIS IN THE CONGO: UNCOVERING THE TRUTH & PUSHING THE ELEPHANT

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Directed by Friends of the Congo

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth, explores the eastern Congo conflict where more than five million people have been killed since its beginning - making it the worst crisis area in the world. In this film, analysts examine whether U.S. corporate and government policies support and prioritize profit over the people – contributing and exacerbating to the tragic instability in the heart of Africa.

 

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Directed by Beth Davenport and Elisabeth Mandel

Pushing the Elephant is a family portrait that unfolds against the wider drama of war, and explores the long-term and often hidden effects of war on women and families. Rose Mapendo and her family offer a lesson in what it means to become an active advocate for a peaceful and hopeful future.

 

 

 

HAMBURG: January 14th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Carlo Koos (GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien)

FRANKFURT: January 28th 7pm ORFEO’S ERBEN
Guest Speaker: Amnesty International

BERLIN: January 31st 6pm MOVIEMENTO KINO
Guest Speaker: Christiane Reichart (Afrikawissenschaftlerin)

 

NOVEMBER 2012: AI WIE WIE – NEVER SORRY

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Directed by Alison Klayman

“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.”

 

 

On June 10th, 2012, the Cinema for Peace Foundation hosted a special premier screening and panel discussion for documentary “Ai Weiwei – Never Sorry” at Art Basel, in Switzerland – in order to raise awareness of his denial of the human right to free speech, and on his behalf, promote human rights, social justice, and environmental responsibility through film.

Guest speakers included: Urs Meile (Ai Weiwei’s gallerist) & Alison Klayman (film director, who accompanied Ai Weiwei for three years in order to create the film)

BERLIN: December 13th8pm BABYLON KINO
Guest Speakers: Ulrike Gruska (Reporter ohne Grenzen), Wolfgang Büttner (Human Rights Watch), Meng Huang (contemporary Chinese artist), Jiangnan Wang (Zhong Gallery Berlin)

HAMBURG: November 12th 7 pm ABATON KINO

FRANKFURT: November 26th 7 pm ORFEO’S ERBEN

 

SEPTEMBER 2012: SEIGE ON SYRIATHE SUFFERING GRASSES

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Directed by Sam Kadi

 

In order to focus attention on the conflict in Syria, Cinema for Peace will hold a special screening for Siege on Syria and The Suffering Grasses.

 

 

 

 

Directed by Iara Lee

 

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: September 3rd 7pm CENTRAL KINO

HAMBURG: September 10th 7pm ABATON KINO

FRANFURT: September 24th 7pm ORFEO’S ERBEN

 

JUNE 2012: 11th HOUR

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Directed by Leila Conners and Nadia Conners

Special screening to support the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.

 

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: June 4th 7.15pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jürgen P. Kropp (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities Department, Head of Climate Change and Development)

HAMBURG: June 11th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Michael Liebert (Speaker for Climate Protection and Sustainable Development, Good Karlshöhe)

FRANKFURT: June 25th 7pm ORFEO’S ERBEN
Guest Speaker: Marc Großklos (Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Energy and Environmental Technology - Institute for Housing and Environment)

SAARBRÜCKEN: June 25th 7pm STAATSKANZLEI

 

MAY 2012: IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY

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Directed by Angelina Jolie

For the awareness of the Serbian elections this month’s screening is honors winner of Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Movie of the Year Award 2012,  Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey.

 

 

BERLIN: May 7th 6.15pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speaker: State Secretary HANS-JUERGEN BEERFELTZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ))

HAMBURG: HAMBURG: May 14th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Naida Mehmedbegovic (Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik in Hamburg)

FRANKFURT: May 28th 7pm ORFEO’S ERBEN
Guest Speaker: Thorsten Gromes (Hessischen Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung)

 

APRIL 2012: INVISIBLE CHILDREN: ROUCH CUT

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Directed by Invisible Children

In honor of the success of the Thomas Lubunga trial and the issue of child soldiers, we are holding a special screening on the pertinent topic of child soldiers.

 

 

 

BERLIN: April 2nd 7.15pm CENTRAL KINO

HAMBURG: April 16th 7pm ABATON KINO

FRANKFURT: April 30th 7pm ORFEO’S ERBEN
Guest Speakers: Kurt Bangert (expert on child soldiers, World Vision Institute) & Vivien Urbach (terre des homes and author of (Ge)Wehrlos - Das Trauma ehemaliger Kindersoldaten)

 

MARCH 2012: ATOMIC ALERT

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Directed by Thomas Johnson

For the 1st Anniversary of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Cinema for Peace will hold a screening for the film Atomic Alert.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: March 5th 7.15pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speaker: Tobias Münchmeyer (Greenpeace)

HAMBURG: March 12th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Thomas Johnson (Film Director)

 

FEBRUARY 2012: GRANITO – HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR, Winner of the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2012

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Directed by Pamela Yates

Special screening on the occasion of the indictment of Guatemala's former military dictator, Efraín Rios Montt, taking place on January 26th, 2012, in Mexico.

 

 

 

 

HAMBURG: February 20th 7pm ABATON KINO

 

JANUARY 2012: LETTER TO ANNE

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Directed by Eric Bergkraut

In coordination of the imminent presidential elections in Russia, we are holding a screening on the moving documentary, Letter to Anne.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN:
Guest Speaker: Hugh Williamson (director of the Europe & Central Asia division at Human Rights Watch)

HAMBURG: January 9th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Katja Gloger (Journalist, Reporters without Borders Board Member)

 

DECEMBER 2011: TEHRAN WITHOUT PERMISSION

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Directed by Sepideh Farsi

In support of Iranian film makers, Cinema for Peace will hold a special screening for film, Tehran without Permission.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: December 5th 7.20pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speakers: Ayat Najafi (director of Football Undercover) & Nasrin Bassiri (journalist and author)

HAMBURG: December 12th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Sepideh Farsi (director of Tehran without Permission)

 

NOVEMBER 2011: BURMA VJ

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Directed by Anders Østergaard

Marking the release of about 200 political prisoners in Burma, Andres Østergaard’s film, Burma VJ, will be highlighted in this month’s screening.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: November 7th 7.15pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speakers: Jasmin Lorch (guest researcher with German Institute for International und Security Affairs) & Katja Viohl (press referent at Reporters without Borders)

HAMBURG: November 14th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Wenzel Michalski (head of the German Human Rights Watch office in Berlin) & Dr. Marco Bünte (research fellow with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies)

 

OCTOBER 2011: INSIDE JOB

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Directed by Charles Ferguson

  • Coinciding with the current World Financial Crisis, Cinema for Peace will screen Inside Job by Charles Ferguson.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: October 4th 7.15pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl –(author of „Das Gespenst des Kapitals“, holds a chair for literature and cultural studies at the Humboldt-University in Berlin)

HAMBURG: October 10th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speakers: Prof. Dr. Michael Bräuninger (director of research at the Hamburg World Economic Institute (HWWI) and professor at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg)

 

SEPTEMBER 2011: HUNGER – DIE VIELEN GESICHTER DES HUNGERS

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Directed by Karin Steinberger and Marcus Vetter

Poverty and famine still plague many on this planet, therefore this issue is ever important and needs out attention and awareness in order to battle for its completion.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: September 5th 7.15pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speakers: Ralf Südhoff ( head of the Berlin office of the United Nations World Food Programme), Thilo Hoppe (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, engaged in development policy and head of the political working group „Globalisation“), Christel Happach-Kasan (FDP, fields of competencies: green genetic engineering, global nutrition, renweable ressources, agriculture), David Hachfeld (Oxfam advisor on regional trade policies, access to medecins) & Marcus Vetter (director of the film “Hunger” who has also won the Grimme-Award)

HAMBURG: September12th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speakers: Marcus Vetter, (director of the film “Hunger” who has also won the Grimme-Award), & Dr. Ulrich Delius (Africa advisor with the Association for threatened people)

 

AUGUST 2011: THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK

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Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern

The issue of Darfur/Sudan is highlighted in this month’s screening of The Devil came on Horseback.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: August 1st 7.30pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speakers: Marcus Vetter, (director of the film “Hunger” who has also won the Grimme-Award) & Dr. Ulrich Delius (Africa advisor with the Association for threatened people)

HAMBURG: August 8th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ulrich Delius (Afrika advisor with the Association for threatened people)

 

JULY 2011: BLOOD IN THE MOBILE

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Directed by Frank Poulsen

Raising our attention to the urgent and relevant topic of conflict minerals in the DR Congo, Blood in the Mobile is this month’s screening focus.

 

 

 

BERLIN: July 4th 7.15pm CENTRAL KINO
Guest Speakers: Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (former German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development) & Dr. Ilona-Auer Frege (head of the Ecumenical Network of Central Africa’s Berlin office)

HAMBURG: July 11th 7pm ABATON KINO
Guest Speaker: Dr. Dirk Küster (head of the Afrika division at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Ressources (BGR))

 

MAY/JUNE 2011: RESTREPO

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Directed by Tim Hetherington

In commemoration of the death of Tim Hetherington, Restrepo takes the premier position for the launching of the Cinema for Peace’s new Monthly Screenings project.

 

 

 

 

BERLIN: May 30th 7pm CENTRAL KINO

HAMBURG: June 6th 7pm ABATON KINO

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Cinema for Peace Monthly Screenings in April 2012

NOW ALSO IN FRANKFURT! INVISIBLE CHILDREN - Rough Cut (2006)

This month we are dedicating the Cinema for Peace monthly screening to the one of the biggest story phenomenons` of 2012 so far.  The video of Kony 2012 has had an unprecedented journey on to the world wide stage with over 12 million views from people around the world.  The Kony 2012 video has pushed all of us to ask questions of ourselves, our world, and for many organizations and individuals to ask themselves what is the best way for people to get involved and to take direct action. The phenomenon of Kony 2012 will be talked about for years to come and marks a milestone in our cultural make-up.

Rough Cut is the documentary that spawned this grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of American teens into action to raise money to rebuild war-torn schools in northern Uganda and provide scholarships to African youth. And in 2005, a non-profit, Invisible Children, Inc. was created, giving individuals a way to respond to the situation in Uganda.

We will discuss the issue of child soldiers as well as the potential of KONY 2012 for further campaigns with the following experts:

  • Berlin on April 2nd: Q&A with Janina Hasse (Foreign Office) and Sönke C. Weiss (journalist and correspond on Afrika, author of Das Mädchen und der Krieg)
  • Hamburg on April 16th: Q&A with Ralf Willinger (expert on Child Rights, terre des hommes)
  • Frankfurt on April 30th: Q&A with Vivien Urbach (expert on child soldiers) & Kurt Bangert (World Vision Institute)


Relevant Links:

http://www.childsoldiersglobalreport.org/

http://www.hrw.org/en/topic/children039s-rights/child-soldiers

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/efforts-arrest-joseph-kony-must-respect-human-rights-2012-03-08

http://www.kony2012.com/

http://www.theresolve.org/home

http://www.kindersoldaten.org/norduganda/index.php

http://www.tdh.de/was-wir-tun/themen-a-z/kindersoldaten.html

 


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Upcoming Screenings:

SILAS

August 13th 2018, at the Schikaneder Kino in Vienna / Address: Margaretenstraße 24, A - 1040 Wien