Saturday, March 12
1 – 2pm: Kamishibai: Japanese story telling for children 3 + years old.
2pm: A Thousand Cranes; 75 minutes. A young victum of radiation sickness inspires hope for peace and reconciliation. The classic 1958 film in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Sojiro Kimura.
3:30pm: Flash of Hope: Hibakusha Traveling the World; 62 minutes. Survivors of the a-bomb travel the world in their quest for a nuclear-free world. Directed by Erika Bagnarello; produced by Peace Boat in association with Costa Rica Films.
4:45pm: Standing Army; 70 minutes. Why does the United States have 716 military bases and 250,000 troups on foriegn soil (not including our bases and soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan)? How do the populations surrounding the bases view them? Directed by Thomas Fazi and Enrico Parenti.
6pm: Another Courage; 10 minutes. New York Premiere "The images are Iraq, the experiences are Vietnam." The trauma of battle and the need for help re-integrating into civilian life transcends any specific conflict. Directed by Erik Sween; followed by Q & A;
7pm: Twice Bombed, Twice Survived: the Legacy of Tsutomu Yamaguchi; 70 minutes. World Premiere About 160 people survived both atomic bombings and late in life Mr. Yamaguchi became an advocate for peace. Directed by Hidetaka Inazuka; followed by Q & A;
Sunday, March 13
1pm: Beating the Bomb; 71 minutes. New York Premiere Chronicles the development of the anti-nuclear movement in the UK and its many victories. Directed by Wolfgang Matt and Meera Patel; followed by Q & A.
2:45pm: Death & Taxes; 30 minutes. Documents the full spectrum of people refusing to pay war taxes, from token underpayments to refusing to pay any tax at all; the risks, the tactics, the successes. Produced by the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.
3:30pm: Free World; 39 minutes. New York Premiere An 18 person delegation from the US travels to Hiroshima & Nagasaki to seek forgiveness. Directed by Ashley Michael Karitas; followed by Q & A.
4:45pm: Billboard from Bethlehem; 63 minutes. What happens when Palestinian & Israeli children gather in Bethlehem to paint a mural depicting reconciliation? Produced by iwagepeace.org;
6pm: The Children of Adam; 6 minutes. World Premiere Reflections on a visit to Iran and the American portrayal of Iran. Nina Aghaheikzadeh, filmmaker.
Silent Screams; 36 minutes. A trip to Iran & a wedding in the Kurdish village of Qarchighah highlight the common threads that unite all people. Produced and narrated by Karla Hanson.
Q & A session with both filmmakers follows the second screening.
7:15pm: Un Pokito De Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth); 90 minutes. A 6-month non-violent uprising in the Mexican State of Oxaca is violently repressed, but a people find dignity and solidarity. Directed by Jill Freidberg.
* Time and line up of the film may subject to change
When & Where
New York Peace Film Festival
Co-Sponsored by The Peace & Justice Task Force of All Souls Unitarian Church