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ORLANDO WINTER PARK

SEPT 28 - OCT 4, 2015

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WELCOME TO THE 13th ANNUAL GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL IN ORLANDO AND WINTER PARK, FLORIDA Since 2003 the Global Peace Film Festival has presented programming that celebrates the spirit and values of the local and global communities. In 13 years, we have grown from an annual event to a trusted organization working year-round to support local nonprofit groups, engage the public and to supplement our schools and colleges with compelling, relevant programming that speaks to local issues while introducing fresh perspectives and new ideas. The 2015 festival marks our 10th year at Rollins College, one of our foremost partners. As we reflect on our past, we continue to build new alliances — with Valencia College and its newly expanded Peace & Justice Institute, for example — to create a brighter, more peaceful future together. This year, we are acknowledging the importance of reflection and of learning from the past to better navigate the present and prepare for the future. Many stories address the shadow of history and hope for the future — evolution of Soviet-U.S. relations; Prague on the eve of the Velvet Revolution; young peace-builders in Kenya; San Francisco’s efforts to achieve zero waste by 2020; and close-up looks at U.S. ambassadors Jon Huntsman and Richard Holbrooke. In the moment, we can feel overwhelmed or forced into false choices. But, with time and perspective, we see there are always opportunities to act as our best selves. As always, the festival begins with the inspirational artwork of the K-12 students of Orange County Public Schools displayed in the rotunda of Orlando’s City Hall, along with parties, panels and Q&As. New this year, we are delighted to welcome Premiere Cinemas and Orlando Fashion Square, joining Rollins College and the Winter Park Library as primary venues. GPFF is grateful for the support of our partners and sponsors — old and new! And we thank you, the audience. You support us not only by coming to the festival in September and events throughout the year, but also by taking up the causes that move you to do your part to make the world a better place. It starts here, with you! Nina Streich Executive Director

Kelly DeVine Artistic Director

WATCH FILMS. GET INVOLVED. CHANGE THINGS. 5


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A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE

GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL


GPFF 2015 Thank You To Our Sponsors

Event Sponsor Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

White Dove Sponsors Clear Channel Outdoor IDEAS Thomas P. Johnson Visiting Scholar and Artist initiative Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A. Rollins College Valencia College Venue Partners The Alfond Inn Orlando Fashion Square Premiere Cinemas Rollins College Valencia College Winter Park Library Media Sponsors Fandor.com Growing Bolder Orlando Weekly Visit Orlando WPRK 91.5FM Friends of the Festival Central Florida Veg Fest Eileen Fisher EssenceSea/Sustainable Synergy Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Friends of the Festival Florida Division of Cultural Affairs United Arts of Central Florida Whole Foods Market Winter Park Women in Film & TV Florida Peace Lovers dandelion communitea café First Green Bank ForeFront Productions LLC Hilton Grand Vacations Club Honest Tea Interfaith Council of Central Florida Maxine’s on Shine Park Plaza Hotel PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics RedBird Printing Ten Thousand Villages • This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. • Supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. • Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts & Culture.

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S AV E THE DAT E

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD | OCTOBER 3RD-5TH

The 21st Annual

F I L M F E S T I VA L 2 0 1 5 Beyond Bollywood: The 21st Annual South Asian Film Festival showcases diverse images of the Indian subcontinent, its culture, and heritage through acclaimed independent films from across the globe. This program is part of Enzian Theater's cultural festival circuit and is co-presented with the Asian Cultural Association.

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GPFF 2015 Festival Staff Executive Director Nina Streich

Volunteer Coordinator Christopher Williamson

Artistic Director Kelly DeVine

Community Outreach Dave O’Connor Miriam P. Saunders

Public Relations Director Michele Plant Kroupa Michele Plant Communications Festival & Venues Management Abbie Steckler Penny Stout Deborah Walters Nani Doromal Cy Fore Yoweri Kimeria Kitt McLeod

Marketing / Outreach Sheri Heitker-Dixon Brittany Hill Tyler Patrick Social Media Maria Cerrone Daniella Risi Photography Sue Thompson Global Peace Network

Catalog Editing & Design Ken Carpenter Robert Navaille Marketing Design Griffin Campbell Black Hat Creative Media Festival Trailer IDEAS Maryanne Metaxas Greg Roux Webmaster Joe Ruggeri Legal Counsel W. Edward McLeod Accounting Services Moore Stephens Lovelace P.A.

GPFF 2015 Board of Directors & Ambassadors Board of Directors Kurt Alter, Treasurer Ken Carpenter, Chairman Mark Dixon Jerrid Kalakay Lisa Mills, Secretary Rey Perez Nina Streich Ambassadors Bob Allen Dick Batchelor Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

Charles Clements Alexandra Cousteau Jan Cousteau Philippe Cousteau Jeff Dowd Giancarlo Esposito Mike Farrell Richard Gere Philip Glass Danny Goldberg Lee Grant Andre Gregory Homer Hartage Barbara Kopple

Bob Kovacevich Jim Lussier Chief Oren Lyons Carmen Moore Reverend James Park Morton Michael O’Keefe Marsha Reece Nancy Rudner-Lugo Susan Sarandon Martin Sheen Ken Sunshine Vince Welsh Charley Williams Gerry Williams 13


GPFF 2015 Thank You

Rollins College Julian Chambliss Denise Cummings Ann Francis Michele Meyer Gail Sinclair Joe Siry Lisa Tillmann Facilities Management Center for Leadership and Community Engagement And the many faculty, staff and students who make the GPFF better every year K-12 Art Exhibit Lenore Eastham Ashley Spero Winter Park Library Ruth Edwards Premiere Cinemas Brian Munoz Orlando Fashion Square Brian Small Valencia College Peace & Justice Institute Rachel Allen Rudy Darden Mayra Holzer Krystal Pherai

Thank you Bob Allen Betty Alter Susan Beversluis Chris Blanc Jay Boyar Reisa Brafman Allie Braswell Shelly Broadwell Mike Brown Robert Cassanello Patrick Chapin Sandi Cleeveley Peter Cleeveley Jill Bolander Cohen Jim Coffin Shirley Decker Kathleen DeVault Wendy Doromal Kirt Earhart Adora English Scott Evans Patricia Finneran G. Terry Fore Bryan Fulwider Mary Giraulo Annette Gluskin-Habin Greg Golden Marcia Goodwin Ron Habin Nancy Jacobson Graham Jarrett Jennifer Jewell Patrick Kahn Pam Kancher Bryan Kriekard Tomas Lares

Thank you John Lux Hollie Mahadeo Henry Maldonado Jane McLean Mike McLeod Mary Anne Metaxas Mark Middleton Terry Olson Mike Prairie Orpfos Productions Kristin Rothbauer Mikki Scanlon-Kriekard Bill Schafer Elliot Schwartz Rachel & Jim Shipley Delila Smalley Sissy Spang Sarah Sprinkel Rick Stone Craig Swygert Yulia Tikhonova Jennifer Trombino-Schroeder Wendy Wallenberg Trudy Wild Dan Winkler Power2Give Donors Debbie & Ken Carpenter Sheri & Mark Dixon Terry Drayer Jeri & Fred Goldberg Karen Hurley Jaime Longhi Vicki Nantz Walter Nelson Jerry Trojanek

Thank you to all our VOLUNTEERS, whose help is essential in making the festival run. We are so grateful for your spirit, your dedication and your hard work. 14


GPFF 2015 Panel Discussions

At Rollins College PEACE PITCH Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., SunTrust Auditorium, FREE “Memoir of an Honest Voice” is a 15-minute short film by Nigerian filmmaker Aloaye Melvin Omoake that is the trailer for “Long Way Gone,” a feature-length dramatization of the life of Mariatu Kamara. At the age of 16, she was caught up in the civil war in Sierra Leone. She later finds a new life in Canada where she becomes a UNICEF special representative for children in armed conflict. WHAT IS PEACE? Thursday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m. SunTrust Auditorium, FREE Brian Rusch (photo), executive director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, leads a panel in a discussion of what it means to strive for a world of peace with justice.

MAKING FILMS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE Friday, October 2, 4 p.m. SunTrust Auditorium, FREE Featuring filmmakers whose work is featured in the festival and a special guest from the South Asian Film Festival, the panel will discuss their commitment to independent film and the special challenges they face, often telling stories that are outside of the mainstream. MEDIA DIALOGUE Saturday, Oct. 3. 11 a.m. SunTrust Auditorium, FREE Journalists and special guests discuss pressing social issues as relates to media coverage and reporting. INTERFAITH DIALOGUE Sunday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Bush Auditorium, ticket for film required Following the screening of “The Armor of Light” at 5:30 p.m., a panel of leaders from different faiths will talk about taking action regarding the issues raised in the film.

At Orlando Fashion Square Thursday, Oct. 1, noon, FREE 2nd floor, outside Premiere Cinemas Hear from Brian Rusch, executive director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, about the work of his organization.

Friday, Oct. 2, noon, FREE 2nd floor, outside Premiere Cinemas Filmmaker Casper Wong talks about the Peace Pod Project and her film “The LuLu Sessions.”

Saturday, Oct. 3, noon, FREE 2nd floor, outside Premiere Cinemas Filmmakers discuss their work that is being shown in the festival.

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GPFF 2015 Event Schedule Tuesday, Sept. 29 OPENING NIGHT

LANDFILL HARMONIC The Green at Rollins College - 8:30 p.m. PARTIES Opening Party Tuesday, Sept. 29 6-8 p.m. / Passholders only The Alfond Inn 300 E. New England Av, WP

Shopping Party Friday, Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages 329 N. Park Ave, #102, WP Join Filmmakers & Special Guests. A percentage of purchases will benefit the GPFF

Filmmaker Party Saturday, Oct. 3 9:30 p.m. / Passholders only Maxine’s on Shine 337 N. Shine Ave, Orlando

LOCATION KEY

Rollins College

Bush SunTrust

Winter Park Public Library

WPPL

460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL

Premiere

Premiere Cinemas at Orlando Fashion Square 2nd floor opposite food court, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL

Ten Thousand Villages

10K

329 North Park Ave., Suite 102, Winter Park, FL

Valencia

Alfond Inn

Bush Auditorium & SunTrust Auditorium Enter campus through wrought-iron arch At S. Interlachen Ave. & E. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL

Valencia College West Campus 1800 S. Kirkman Ave, Orlando; Bldg. HSB 105 (Thursday only) Winter Park Campus 850 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park (Friday only)

The Alfond Inn 300 E New England Ave. at S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park, FL

Peace Art Exhibit, Orlando City Hall Rotunda 400 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL • See the work of K-12 students from Orange County Public Schools • Open throughout the festival (8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) FREE • Opening reception & awards, Monday, Sept. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE

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UCF Art Gallery, School of Visual Arts & Design 12400 Aquarius Agora Dr., Orlando, FL • Peace photography & video exhibit, open throughout the festival. FREE • Opening reception, Sunday, Sept. 27, 3-5 p.m., FREE


GPFF 2015 Event Schedule Wednesday, Sept. 30

Bush

SunTrust

WPPL

Premiere1

Premiere2

Premiere3

Other

9-11 ALL DAY: Art exhibits at Orlando City Hall & UCF Art Gallery

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4 4:00-5:30 5

PEACE PITCH: MEMOIR OF AN HONEST VOICE

5:30

5:30-7:15

5:30-7:30

OUT OF FOCUS & COLORS FOR LEO

SONGS FROM BOSAWAS & THE VISION WITHIN

6 6:00-7:50 6:30 6:30-7:15 7

THE DIPLOMAT

PARABLES OF WAR

6:00-7:45

6:30-8:10 COMING BACK TO THE HOOP AUTISM IN LOVE

7:30

8

8:30

9

9:30

10

8:00-9:30

8:00-9:45

8:00-9:30

CONTAINMENT

CAST THE FIRST STONE

LANDFILL HARMONIC

8:15-9:45

COTTON ROAD

8:30-10:00 RACING TO ZERO & INVISIBLE PEOPLE & PLAY DATE

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GPFF 2015 Event Schedule Thursday, Oct. 1

Bush

SunTrust

WPPL

Premiere1

Premiere2

Premiere3

10:00-1:00 AT VALENCIA WEST PARABLES & VISION

10 ALL DAY: Art exhibits at Orlando City Hall & UCF Art Gallery

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12:00-1:30 2ND FLOOR FASHION SQ. PANEL: WHAT IS PEACE? BRIAN RUSCH

4 4:00-5:20 PANEL: WHAT IS PEACE? BRIAN RUSCH

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Other

5:30 5:30-7:30

5:30-7:30

6

6:30

THE TRUE COST

6:00-7:45

THE DIPLOMAT

PARABLES OF WAR

6:30-8:30 AUTISM IN LOVE

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8 8:00-10:00 8:15-9:50

9 STINK! 9:30

10

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A SNAKE GIVES BIRTH TO A SNAKE

6:30-7:50

BEGIN WITH ME & EINEN KOFFER

SONGS FROM BOSAWAS & THE VISION WITHIN

7:30

8:30

6:00-7:45

8:00-9:45

8:00-9:30 THE WHITE HOUSE OVERTURE

HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION (FOLLOWED BY LIVE MUSIC)

8:30-9:45 TRIALS OF C. BAKER MOTLEY & STELLA WALSH & HUMAN RIGHTS: UNFINISHED

7:00-9:30 AT VALENCIA WEST RACING TO ZERO & INVISIBLE PEOPLE & PLAY DATE


GPFF 2015 Event Schedule Friday, Oct. 2

Bush

SunTrust

WPPL

Premiere1

Premiere2

Premiere3

Other

12 12:00-1:30 2ND FLOOR FASHION SQ. PANEL: PEACE POD PROJECT

ALL DAY: Art exhibits at Orlando City Hall & UCF Art Gallery

1:30

CASPER WONG

4 4:00-5:20 PANEL: MAKING FILMS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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5:30 5:30-7:20

5:30-7:15 6

6:30

HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION

7

6:00-7:30

6:00-7:20

BEGIN WITH ME & EINEN KOFFER

RACING TO ZERO & INVISIBLE PEOPLE & PLAY DATE

7:30

6:00-7:30 A SNAKE GIVES BIRTH TO A SNAKE

6:15-8:15 CONTAINMENT LISTOPAD

8:30

9

9:30

10

8:15-10:00 SPIRAL BOUND

CINEMA PALESTINE & THE MARTYR

8:00-9:30 TRIALS OF C. BAKER MOTLEY & STELLA WALSH & HUMAN RIGHTS: UNFINISHED

8:00-9:50 8:15-10:15 FINDING JENN’S VOICE THE LULU SESSIONS

7:00-9:00 AT VALENCIA WINTER PARK CAMPUS IN OUR SON’S NAME & LITTLE QUESTIONS

8 8:00-9:15

6:00-8:00 10,000 VILLAGES FILMMAKER & SHOPPING PARTY FREE TO ALL

8:45-10:15 SHALLOW WATERS & BETTER TO LIVE & VOICE IN THE HEAD

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GPFF 2015 Event Schedule Saturday, Oct. 3

Bush

SunTrust

WPPL

Premiere1

Premiere2

Premiere3

Other

1:00-2:50

12:00-1:30 2ND FLOOR FASHION SQ. PANEL: FILMMAKER DISCUSSION

9-11 11:00-12:30 PANEL: MEDIA DIALOGUE

12 12:30

2

STINK! 1:00-2:15 WHITE HOUSE OVERTURE (FOLLOWED BY MUSIC)

2:30

4

1:30-2:50

4:30

3:00-4:30

5

3:30-5:30 STAGE FOUR: LOVE STORY & SAINT DEE DEE

5:30 6 6:30 7

6:00-8:00

5:00-7:00

THE LULU SESSIONS

ALL EYES AND EARS

9 9:30

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8:00-9:35 SUPERDEAFY MOVIE & EVERYBODY’S DIFFERENT

BETWEEN ALLAH AND ME & NO LOVE LOST

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT 5:00-6:45

MISS TIBET 6:00-7:50

A SONG FOR YOU

7:00-8:45 7:30-9:20 WILDLIKE LISTOPAD

8:30-10:00 ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS

CAST THE FIRST STONE 3:30-5:30

7:30-9:30

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2:30-4:15

4:30-6:15

7:30

8:30

INSIDE PEACE & JUST BREATHE

ARCTIC MOSQUE

5:30-7:15 FINDING JENN’S VOICE

TRUE COST

2:00-3:50

ALUMBRONES

3:00-4:50 PLANETARY & BALLAD OF HOLLAND HOUSE

SPIRAL BOUND

COMING BACK TO THE HOOP

3 3:30

12:30-1:45

12:30-2:20

1 1:30

12:00-1:35

CINEMA PALESTINE & THE MARTYR

8:30-10:00 PEACE IN OUR POCKETS & A BUTTERFLY SPACE

9:30 FILMMAKERS PARTY AT MAXINE’S


GPFF 2015 Event Schedule Sunday, Oct. 4

Bush

SunTrust

WPPL

Premiere1

Premiere2

Premiere3

Other

9-11 12 12:30 1 1:30 2

12:30-1:50

12:30-2:10 PEACE IN OUR POCKETS & BUTTERFLY SPACE

A SONG FOR YOU

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4

3:00-4:40

MISS TIBET

4:30 5

3:30-4:50 SHALLOW WATERS & BETTER & VOICE IN THE HEAD

5:30-8:00

7:30

4:00-5:50

8

ALL EYES AND EARS

4:00-6:00 COTTON ROAD

IN OUR SON’S NAME & LITTLE QUESTIONS

STAGE FOUR: LOVE STORY & SAINT DEE DEE

5:30-7:15

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT

6:00-7:45

FOLLOWED BY PANEL:

WILDLIKE

INTERFAITH COUNCIL

SUPERDEAFY & EVERYBODY’S DIFFERENT

3:30-5:10

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7

1:30-3:10

3:00-4:50

5:30

6:30

1:00-2:50 PLANETARY & BALLAD OF HOLLAND HOUSE

1:30-3:20 INSIDE PEACE & JUST BREATHE

2:30

3:30

ALUMBRONES

1:00-2:50

6:30-8:15 BETWEEN ALLAH AND ME & NO LOVE LOST

ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS

6:00-7:15 OUT OF FOCUS & COLORS FOR LEO

6:30-8:15

ARCTIC MOSQUE

8:30 9 9:30

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GPFF 2015 Opening Night Feature Film LANDFILL HARMONIC

“Landfill Harmonic” follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group made up of youths who live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they must navigate a new world of sold-out concerts – but when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. LANDFILL HARMONIC Director: Brad Allgood USA / Paraguay / Brazil / Norway, 2015, 84 minutes Web: landfillharmonicmovie.com Tue. 9/28, 8:30 p.m, The Green,

Rollins College Wed. 9/29, 8 p.m, Premiere 1

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GPFF 2015 / FEATURE FILMS

ALL EYES AND EARS Director: Vanessa Hope China/USA, 2015, 90 minutes Web: alleyesandears.org Sat. 10/3, 6 p.m., SunTrust Sun. 10/4, 3 p.m., Premiere 1

A timely exploration into the complex links between the U.S. and China, “All Eyes and Ears” evokes the personal and the international with its accent on diplomacy, activism and individual experience. Interspersed with remarks from journalists and experts, the film interweaves the stories of U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie Mei, and blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng as they find purpose, identity and resolve amid the two nations’ evolving relationship. The film follows Huntsman during his tenure as ambassador. As he contends with achieving diplomatic goals, teenager Gracie gathers a better understanding of her own cross-cultural identity. And Chen Guangcheng’s journey — from house arrest to his highly publicized asylum at the U.S. Embassy — highlights the activist’s thoughts on China’s ambitions as an emergent power. All Eyes and Ears illuminates the delicate, intersecting layers of history, ideology and politics at play behind current diplomatic maneuvers.

ALUMBRONES Director: Bruce Donnelly USA/Cuba, 2014, 75 minutes Web: bit.ly/1TCi5Ta Sat. 10/3, 1:30 p.m., SunTrust Sun. 10/4, 12:30 p.m., Premiere 1

“Alumbrones” explores the lives and work of 12 Cuban artists living and working in Cuba today through in depth candid interviews and state of the art cinematography. Among them, the most intimate interview to date with one of the most important artist in Cuba – Pedro Pablo Oliva. It’s an exploration of the creative process, family life, social conditions, the very difficult economic era of the 1990’s known as “The Special Period” and the great resilient humor of the Cuban people. An original musical score was composed and arranged for the film by well known Cuban musician Rodolfo Argudin Justiz “Peruchin.” The music was recorded in Havana at world famous EGREM Studios.

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GPFF 2015 / FEATURE FILMS

ARCTIC MOSQUE Directors: Nilufer Rahman & Saira Rahman Canada, 2014, 79 minutes Web: bit.ly/1MsGExH Sat. 10/3, 3 p.m., WP Library Sun. 10/4, 6:30 p.m., Premiere 2

In 2010, a little prefabricated mosque made an epic journey across Canada to the Arctic, where no mosque had gone before. Amidst a world that responds to mosques with fear and controversy, a little mosque makes its way across the trials and beauty of the Canadian landscape in a celebrated and unprecedented 2.500 mile journey by road and river from the prairie city of Winnipeg to the small arctic town of Inuvik. As the northernmost mosque in the western hemisphere establishes its roots in the Arctic permafrost, so too does the small yet eclectic community of Inuvik Muslims who carve out a unique Canadian identity as they find friendship and a home amongst some of the oldest cultural communities in Canada.

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT Director: Abigail Disney USA, 2015, 90 minutes Web: armoroflightfilm.com Sat. 10/3. 3:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Sun. 10/4, 5:30 p.m., Bush

“The Armor of Light” follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Rev. Schenck meets Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida and whose story has cast a spotlight on “Stand Your Ground” laws. McBath, also a Christian, decides to work with Schenck even though she is pro-choice. Follow these unlikely allies through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens. 31


GPFF 2015 / FEATURE FILMS

AUTISM IN LOVE Director: Matt Fuller USA, 2015, 75 minutes Web: autisminlove.com Wed. 9/30, 6:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Thur. 10/1, 6 p.m., SunTrust

What happens when children with autism grow up and want to have lives of their own? “Autism in Love” follows Lenny’s search for the perfect woman, Lindsey and David as they consider the next step in their relationship, and Stephen as he faces the end of his marriage as best he can. Capturing the usually unexplored experiences in the lives of autistic adults, this touching documentary presents a personal and critical perspective on the most important aspect of the human condition — love.

BEGIN WITH ME Director: Janet Kern USA, 1991, 56 minutes Web: on.fb.me/1PqkDOe Screens with “Einen Koffer” Thur. 10/1, 6:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Fri. 10/2, 6:30 p.m., SunTrust

Narrated by Garrison Keillor, with additional commentary by Mark Twain, “Begin With Me” documents a Soviet citizens delegation, including an astronaut and a milkmaid, sailing down the Mississippi River in search of the “real America.” At every port, the Soviets — mostly Russians — were taken in by local families: for a softball game, a square dance . . . and haunting conversations. Conflicted impulses of ideology and experience, aggression and affection, are vividly present. A beautiful Russian journalist, a proud American farmer, a fierce grade school teacher from Kiev, and a hospitable psychologist from Iowa speak about homelessness, the unforeseen consequences of war, the judgement of history, and the philosophical underpinnings of the superpowers they love. An archival portrait of citizens taking international relations into their own hands as they did, and we still, sometimes, must. 32


GPFF 2015 / FEATURE FILMS

BETWEEN ALLAH & ME (AND EVERYONE ELSE) Director: Kyoko Yokoma Canada, 2015, 59 minutes Web: hijabdocumentary.com Screens with “No Love Lost” Sat. 10/3, 4:30 p.m., Premiere 1 Sun. 10/4, 6:30 p.m., WP Library

No dress code inspires more debate than that of Muslim women. In North America, the way a Muslim woman dresses is her personal choice, but that choice, which includes whether or not to wear hijab to cover her hair, is often met with both approval and criticism. Meet Farida, Shaila, Naima and Sara, four Muslim women in Toronto making decisions about their personal dress codes. The film follows the women’s personal journeys and their interactions with different members of society, and in doing so reveals that the piece of fabric called hijab carries many diverse meanings and messages. As these women try to follow their faith and their hearts at the same time, the film unveils the intricate and complex effects of hijab on Muslim women, their families and communities, and the larger multicultural society in which they live.

CAST THE FIRST STONE Director: Jonathan Stack USA, 2013, 93 minutes Web: bit.ly/1hCSg4f Wed. 9/30, 8 p.m., WP Library Sat. 10/3, 3 p.m., Premiere 2

In May 2012, 75 inmates at Angola Prison and Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women came together to put on the performance of their lives. Over the course of three days, before an audience of a thousand free people, these inmate actors performed “The Passion of Christ” in perhaps the largest theatrical event ever staged in a prison. The actors, whose own experience mimics the characters they play, help us experience these biblical characters in ways rarely felt before. Leading the effort is prisoner Gary Tyler who, at age 16 in 1974, was the youngest person in America on death row. With 40 years behind bars, four on death row and six more in solitary, his wisdom guides the ship and assures its success.

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GPFF 2015 / FEATURE FILMS

CINEMA PALESTINE Director: Tim Schwab Canada/Palestine, 2014, 79 min. Web: bit.ly/1gHPUAf Screens with “The Martyr” Fri. 10/2, 8:15 p.m., SunTrust Sat. 10/3, 7:30 p.m., Premiere 2

“Cinema Palestine” explores the life and work of multiple generations of Palestinian filmmakers and media artists. Told through intimate, in-depth interviews with a wide range of Palestinian artists living in the Middle East, North American and Europe, and featuring key excerpts from their works, the film explores issues of personal experience, artistic development, political and social concerns, the relationship to the landscape and what it means to be a Palestinian artist in the context of the larger struggle for nationhood.

COMING BACK TO THE HOOP Director: Jane Pittman USA, 2014, 92 minutes Web: comingbacktothehoop.com Wed. 9/30, 6 p.m., Premiere 2 Sat. 10/3, 12:30 p.m., WP Library

Jane Pittman, a promising basketball star at her small town high school, ran off the court during a holiday tournament game never to return — until now, 43 years later. When Jane stumbles across the NOVA United Senior Women’s Basketball Association, old passions are reignited. Vowing to get into the best shape of her life, she is determined to play competitive ball again. What she never expected to find on that journey was a passionate group of senior adults who had decided to “wear out, before we rust out.” Choosing basketball over Canasta and Bingo, these women come together for much more than sports. “Coming Back To The Hoop” is about the transformative power of basketball and the healing it brings when you connect with something larger than yourself and give yourself over to the team.

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GPFF 2015 / FEATURE FILMS

CONTAINMENT Directors: Peter Galison & Robb Moss USA/Japan, 81 minutes Web: containmentmovie.com Wed. 9/30, 8:30 p.m., SunTrust Fri. 10/2, 6 p.m., Premiere 2

Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? Left over from the Cold War are 100 million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands. Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across time. Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground – and part graphic novel, “Containment” weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

COTTON ROAD Director: Laurel Kissel USA/China, 2014, 72 minutes Web: cottonroadmovie.com Wed. 9/30, 8:15 p.m., Bush Sun. 10/4, 3:30 p.m., Premiere 2

Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year, and at least 1 billion of them are made in China. “Cotton Road” uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of worker’s lives in a conventional cotton supply chain. From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, we span the globe to encounter the industrial processes behind our rapacious consumption of cheap clothing and textile products. Are we connected to one another through the things we consume? Cotton Road explores a contemporary landscape of globalized labor through human stories and provides an opportunity to reflect on the ways our consumption impacts others and drives a global economy.

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THE DIPLOMAT Director: David Holbrooke USA, 2015, 104 minutes Web: thediplomatfilm.com Wed. 9/30, 6 p.m., Bush Thur. 10/1, 6 p.m., Premiere 1

“The Diplomat” tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans 50 years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is waged and wars are ended. The film will be released in 2015, the 20th anniversary of Holbrooke’s crowning achievement: the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia.

FINDING JENN’S VOICE Director: Tracy Schott USA, 2015, 73 minutes Web: findingjennsvoice.com Screens with “The Distant Touch” Fri. 10/2, 8 p.m., Premiere 1 Sat. 10/3, 5:30 p.m., Bush

On March 16, 2011, 27-year-old Jennifer Snyder was murdered by her married boyfriend of more than two years, after he learned that she was pregnant. He shot Jenn and then dumped her body in a wooded ravine. He was arrested six days later, eventually pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. When the filmmaker learned of Jenn’s murder, she was shocked to learn that homicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy. Why wasn’t the media talking about this? Why was every case covered like it was a fluke, just some guy “snapping?” Conversations with experts and survivors of intimate partner homicide help us to find Jenn’s voice, and understand the dangers overlooked by so many. They give a voice to the voiceless and leave the viewer with a message that is hard to forget. 38


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HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION Director: Barbara Kopple USA, 2015, 93 minutes Web: imdb.to/1Pgkn3A Thur. 10/1, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 1 Fri. 10/2, 6 p.m., Bush

Founded in 1865, The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine. Now in its 150th year, it has long been considered one of America’s definitive journalistic voices. “Hot Type” tells its story. Capturing daily life at the magazine, the film introduces staff writers and editors both past and present, shows The Nation’s highly sought-after internship program, and follows reporters covering stories in the field. At the heart of the film is The Nation’s enduring commitment to in-depth coverage and long term perspectives on core issues like racial justice, foreign intervention and climate change. It is the story of The Nation – and the nation – evolving into the future, as it is guided by its past.

IN OUR SON’S NAME Director: Gayla Jamison USA, 2015, 65 minutes Web: inoursonsname.com Screens with “Little Questions” Fri. 10/1, 7 p.m., Valencia WP Sun. 10/4, 4 p.m., WP Library

“In Our Son’s Name” is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, as they cope with grief and search for meaning when their son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Choosing nonviolence and reconciliation over vengeance, the couple begins a transformative, sometimes controversial, journey that challenges conventional concepts of justice and healing. As their search for meaning evolves they speak out against anti-Muslim actions and find peace in working with prison inmates. The film mixes in-depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a deeply personal story that invites us to re-consider conventional concepts of justice and healing. 39


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INSIDE PEACE Director: Cynthia Fitzpatrick USA, 2015, 77 minutes Web: insidepeacemovie.com Screens with “Just Breathe” Sat. 10/3, 2 p.m., Premiere 1 Sun. 10/4, 1:30 p.m., WP Library

“Inside Peace” follows three men who were incarcerated at Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas. There they embarked on a journey of change by enrolling in the Peace Class, one of the few self-improvement programs offered in prisons across the country that are not faith-based, but instead concentrates on the individual’s inner strength and self-worth. The film follows the trio’s difficult road as they integrate in their lives the personal peace, self worth and dignity discovered at the Peace Class. The road becomes most treacherous when they are released from jail as they negotiate a world filled with conflict, rejection and hostility. Faced with these familiar roadblocks, they must avoid the temptation to return to their old ways that led to imprisonment in the first place.

LISTOPAD Director: Gary Keith Griffin Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2015, 90 minutes Web: listopadfilm.com Fri, 6:15 p.m., Premiere 3 Sat. 10/3, 7:30, WP Library

“Listopad” is a story of the spirited friendship between three teenaged boys, swept up in the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989. Petr, Jiri and Ondrej are an unlikely trio of friends. An artist, a hockey player and a music trader, they survive Communism by playing sports, drinking beer, chasing girls and listening to underground music. But they are bound together by their desire for freedom and, on a cold, dark night in November, they join the front lines of a student demonstration in the streets of Prague. Face-to-face with the riot police, the boys are forced into a momentous decision: stand up against the Communist regime or give in to a system that has silenced their families for generations.

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THE LULU SESSIONS Director: Casper Wong USA, 2011, 86 minutes Web: lulusessionsfilm.com Fri. 10/2, 8:15 p.m., Premiere 2 Sat. 10/3, 5 p.m., WP Library

LuLu is unlike anyone you’ve ever met. A hard-living, chain-smoking rebel with a tender heart. A poet with a potty mouth. Farm girl. Former cheerleader. World-class cancer researcher. Beloved professor. Dr. Louise “LuLu” Nutter has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when she finds out she is dying of breast cancer herself at 42. Shot during those last 15 months of LuLu’s life, “The LuLu Sessions” is a raw, intimate, yet surprisingly humorous story about the filmmaker showing up for her best friend and ex-something, and together, testing the limits of their bond while taking on life’s ultimate adventure.

MISS TIBET: BEAUTY IN EXILE Director: Norah Shapiro India/USA, 2014, 70 minutes Web: misstibetbeautyinexile.com Sat. 10/3, 5 p.m., Premiere 2 Sun. 10/4, 3 p.m., Bush

Within a culture long revered for spirituality and the high value placed on inner beauty, a maverick Tibetan promoter engages in a seemingly most un-Tibetan undertaking — a Western-style beauty pageant. For the past decade, young Tibetan women from around the world have gathered in Dharamsala, India, the Himalayan home of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, to participate. “Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile” follows a Tibetan-American teenager as she travels to India to compete in what its founder calls a “beauty pageant with a difference.” The story of this pageant’s existence and the participants’ desires to embrace modernity while still maintaining cultural traditions closely mirrors the larger Tibetan exile community at a time of great transition, with the momentous shift resulting from the Dalai Lama’s recent political retirement just as tensions between China and Tibet flare. 41


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NO ORDINARY HERO: THE SUPERDEAFY MOVIE Director: Troy Kotsur USA, 2013, 79 minutes Web: noordinaryheromovie.com Screens w/ “Everybody’s Different” Sat. 10/3, 8 p.m., Bush Sun. 10/4, 1:30 p.m., Premiere 3

“No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie” stars John Maucere with Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin. This family drama is about a deaf actor who plays a superhero on TV who looks behind the cape to influence a deaf boy to redefine what “being normal” means. During his journey he also finds inspiration to transform himself. This film marks the first time in cinematic history that a Screen Actors Guild commercial feature film is being executive produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director. • The film is 100% open captioned at every screening.

ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS Director: Marsha Emerman Australia/Israel/Europe/Iraq, 2015, 79 minutes Web: bit.ly/1Etar17 Sat. 10/3, 8:30 p.m., SunTrust Sun. 10/4, 5:30, Premiere 1

When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a surprising hidden history. To find out more, Majid embarks on a bold journey from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet top Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert for peace and reconciliation.

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OUT OF FOCUS Director: Shahriar Siami Shal UK, 2014, 51 minutes Web: on.fb.me/1gI6Qq9 Screens with “Colors for Leo” Wed. 9/30, 5:30 p.m., WP Library Sun. 10/4, 6 p.m., Premiere 2

“Out of Focus” profiles the artist Afshin Naghouni. Born and raised in Iran, he suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury during a birthday party in Tehran when he fell from the seventh floor of a building while trying to escape from Iranian police. He was able to move to Great Britain 17 years ago for treatment and has rebuilt his life, getting married and now working as an artist from his wheelchair.

PARABLES OF WAR Director: Nina Gilden Seavey USA, 2014, 32 minutes Web: bit.ly/1Mp5Bbu Wed. 9/30, 6:30, SunTrust Thur. 10/1, 6 p.m., Premiere 1

“Parables of War” explores the intersection of art with artist and the ways in which art can help bind the wounds of war — both for the soldiers and for those they left behind. “Parables of War” witnesses the journey of three men who are in one way or another casualties of war: actor Bill Pullman; dancer Keith Thompson; and former Marine Josh Bleill. Transcending performance, “Parables” explores the intricate nexus that exists between art and artist, between presentation and personal narrative, between historical truth and contemporary experience. Ultimately, what is laid bare is the struggle of the wounded and their healers that expresses itself both in art as in life itself. Based on excerpts from the creation process of MacArthur Genius Award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman’s theatrical dance piece, “Healing Wars.” 43


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PEACE IN OUR POCKETS Director: Kenny Dalsheimer US/Kenya, 2015, 55 minutes Web: peaceinourpockets.com Screens with “A Butterfly Space” Sat. 10/3, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Sun. 10/4, 12:30, Bush

In the months before their 2013 election, Kenyans sent over 2 billion text messages. Would those messages be used to build or to burn? “Peace in Our Pockets” follows Kenyan activists as they work to strengthen civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to the 2013 national elections. With cutting-edge SMS text-messaging and grassroots organizing, the peacebuilders commit to transforming the very meaning of peace in their country. As Kenyans go to the polls and the votes are tallied, the activists send out hundreds of thousands of texts. Yet they continue to look beyond the election cycle to the intersections of peace and democracy. As Mary says, “Peace is not achieved in one day. It is a journey.”

PLANETARY Director: Guy Reid US/Sweden/Kenya/UK, 2015, 85 m. Web: weareplanetary.com Screens with “The Ballad of Holland House” Sat. 10/3, 3 p.m., Bush Sun. 10/4, 1 p.m., Premiere 2

“Planetary” is a wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us — to remember that: we are planetary. The film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (first African American woman in space), environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis and many others who shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet. 44


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RACING TO ZERO Director: Christopher Beaver USA, 2015, 56 minutes Web: racingtozero.org Screens with “Invisible People” and “Play Date” Wed. 9/30, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 2 Thurs. 10/1, 7 p.m., Valencia West Fri. 10/2, 6 p.m., WP Library

San Francisco’s mayor pledged three years ago to achieve zero waste by 2020. “Racing to Zero” tracks the city’s waste stream diversion tactics. It also examines our society’s garbage practices in terms of consumption, preparation, use and production, and discovers some amazing solutions in San Francisco, which is successfully taking the necessary steps to achieve the goal of zero waste. Cities all over the United States have instituted zero-waste policies of their own, and it is through these mandates that we are challenged to think differently about not only how we handle our garbage, but what it can become.

A SNAKE GIVES BIRTH TO A SNAKE Director: Michael Lessac, USA/South Africa/Ireland/ Rwanda, 2014, 99 minutes Web: asnaketoasnake.com Thur. 10/1, 8:15 p.m., SunTrust Fri. 10/2, 5:30 p.m., Premiere 1

“A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake” follows a diverse group of South African actors as they tour global war-torn regions to share their country’s experience with reconciliation. As they ignite a dialogue among people with raw memories of atrocity, the actors find they must confront once again their homeland’s complicated and violent past and question their own capacity for healing and forgiveness.

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A SONG FOR YOU Director: Sharon Karp USA/France, 2014, 83 minutes Web: asongforyoumovie.com Sat. 10/3, 6 p.m., Premiere 3 Sun. 10/4, 1 p.m., SunTrust

In 1943 the Karp family escaped the Nazis by crossing the Pyrenees on foot with the help of the French Resistance. For five years, they were on the run, only steps ahead of Hitler’s troops. Carrying the burden of their parents’ trauma, the filmmaker and her sisters return to Europe to confront events of the past in an attempt to separate them from the present. The story is told through interviews with her mother, segments of a book her father wrote, home movies, photographs and historical footage, with the mother’s songs threaded throughout the film. “A Song for You” is a story of survival through strength of will, luck – and the help of others.

SONGS FROM BOSAWAS Directors: Brad Allgood & Camilo de Castro Nicaragua, 2014, 52 minutes Web: misionbosawas.org Screens with “The Vision Within” Wed. 9/30, 5:30 p.m., Premiere 1 Thur. 10/1, 6:30 p.m., WP Library

“Songs From Bosawas” follows a team of sound engineers on a treacherous journey deep into the rain forests of Northern Nicaragua to record the music of the Mayangna Indians for the first time in history. The film explores the connection between the preservation of indigenous culture and conservation of the rainforest through the musicians’ discoveries along their journey.

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SPIRAL BOUND Director: Jason Winn USA, 2014, 58 minutes Web: spiralboundmovie.com Fri. 10/2, 8 p.m., Bush Sat. 10/3, 12:30, Premiere 2

“Spiral Bound” illustrates the importance of the arts to our nation’s prosperity as well as the personal consequences of defunding the arts. The documentary follows eight creative high school students from a youth development program and a group of liberal arts college students over the course of one summer. Together they seek social justice not only in the public school system but also in the higher education arena. From the inner city streets of Charlotte, N.C., and the quaint college town of Davidson, these young people stand together to change the face of education through their courageous narratives.

STAGE FOUR: A LOVE STORY Director: Benjamin Steger USA, 2014, 73 minutes Web: stagefouralovestory.com Screens with Saint Dee Dee Sat. 10/3, 3:30 p.m., SunTrust Sun. 10/4, 4 p.m., Premiere 3

“Stage Four: A Love Story” is an intimate and rich portrait of a mother and her family as she faces terminal illness. Following her diagnosis, director Benjamin Steger followed his parents’ journey as they considered her needs, debated her options and eventually came to the deepest and most fulfilled expressions of their love. Delving into the past to explore the often-flawed love and marriage, the film is framed within the present as they confront her stage-four cancer diagnosis. Through the journey, we experience the resiliency of the human spirit as this couple learns that a cancer diagnosis isn’t a death sentence, but a call to live life to the fullest.

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STINK! Director: Jon Whelan USA, 2015, 91 minutes Web: StinkMovie.com Thur. 10/1, 8:15 p.m., Bush Sat. 10/3, 12 noon, Premiere 1

“Stink!” opens with a foul smell and a pair of kid’s pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design. Entertaining, enlightening and at times almost absurd, “Stink!” takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys and into the halls of Congress. Follow Whelan as he clashes with political and corporate operatives all trying to protect the darkest secrets of the chemical industry. You won’t like what you smell.

SPONSORED BY EILEEN FISHER THE TRUE COST Director: Andrew Morgan USA/Cambodia/Bangladesh/ India/Haiti, 2015, 92 minutes Web: truecostmovie.com Thur. 10/1, 5:30 p.m., Bush Sat. 10/3, 1 p.m., Premiere 3

This is a story 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. The True Cost pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider: who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, “The True Cost” takes us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

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THE WHITE HOUSE OVERTURE Director: Steve Radley USA, 2014, 35 minutes Web: on.fb.me/1Mp7jty Note: There will be a live musical performance at each screening. Thur. 10/1, 8 p.m., Premiere 2 Sat. 10/3, 1 p.m., Bush

Montreal born Benoit Glazer is a trumpet player, arranger, and a conductor for Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba,” in Orlando. His love for music runs very deep. In 2007 he and his wife built a concert hall in their Orlando house to share a unique experience of music and art with everyone. They’ve hosted over 400 concerts, with musicians from 24 countries.

WILDLIKE Director: Frank Hall Green USA, 2014, 98 minutes Web: wildlikefilm.com Sat. 10/3, 7 p.m., Premiere 1 Sun. 10/4, 6 p.m., SunTrust

Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seems, she must flee. Her only thoughts are to escape her uncle’s grasp and contact her mother somehow, but as she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior she is suddenly helplessly alone. A chance connection with a loner backpacker, Rene Bartlett, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the last frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of a spectacular Alaska landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship. 49


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THE BALLAD OF HOLLAND HOUSE Director: Lynn Tomlinson USA, 2014, 5 minutes Web: on.fb.me/1D5kxTs Screens with “Planetary” Sat. 10/3, 3 p.m., Bush Sun. 10/4, 1 p.m., Premiere 2

Animator Lynn Tomlinson tells the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. Told from the house’s point of view, this film is a soulful and haunting view of the impact of sea-level rise.

BETTER TO LIVE Director: Linda G. Mills USA, 2015, 20 minutes Web: bettertolivefilm.com Screens with “Shallow Waters” and “The Voice in the Head” Fri. 10/2, 8:45 p.m., Premiere 3 Sun. 10/4, 3:30 p.m., SunTrust

A gritty and uplifting look at the travails of the college experience and the sketch comedy performance that is saving lives. Raw and unscripted, young ‘superhero’ artists remind us that it’s better to live.

A BUTTERFLY SPACE Director: Denise Dragiewicz Malawi, 2014, 28 minutes Web: eyesoftheworldfilms.com Screens w/“Peace in Our Pockets” Sat. 10/3, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Sun. 10/4, 12:30 p.m., Bush

Two British women set up a non-profit volunteer community project in Nkhata Bay, Malawi, Africa, improving the lives of villagers, both with environmental initiatives and social services. 52


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COLORS FOR LEO Director: Zarah Knebel Spain, 2014, 14 minutes Web: on.fb.me/1Le2NQ1 Screens with “Out of Focus” Wed. 9/30, 5:30 p.m., WP Library Sun. 10/4, 6 p.m., Premiere 2

Clara, a teenage girl, uses her passion for drawing to unlock her inner world. Her life takes an unexpected turn when Leo, the parrot of her missing grandfather, convinces her to accompany him on an adventure that will exceed her greatest fantasies but also her biggest nightmares.

THE DISTANT TOUCH Director: Jun Chen USA, 2014, 5 minutes Web: vimeo.com/93218348 Screens with “Finding Jenn’s Voice” Fri. 10/2, 8 p.m., Premiere 1 Sat. 10/3, 5:30 p.m., Bush

“The Distant Touch” is an animated film about a baby fox’s quest to find his mother. It shows the inner world of an animal that has been destroyed by human beings.

EINEN KOFFER Director: Sergio E. Aviles USA/Mexico, 2015, 6 minutes Web: imdb.to/1DTlkyr Screens with “Begin with Me” Thur. 10/1, 6:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Fri. 10/2, 6:30, SunTrust

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EVERYBODY’S DIFFERENT Director: John Kapusinski USA, 2015, 6 minutes Web: joshkapusinski.com Screens with “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie” Sat. 10/3, 8 p.m., Bush Sun. 10/4, 1:30 p.m., Premiere 3

An uplifting portrait of a Brooklyn high school valedictorian who lives in a shelter and is redefining the public perception of disability.

HUMAN RIGHTS: THE UNFINISHED JOURNEY Director: Deb Bergeron USA, 2015, 27mins Web: learningpartnership.org Screens w/“The Trials of Constance Baker Motley” and “Stella Walsh” Thur. 10/1, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Fri. 10/2, 8 p.m., WP Library

An examination of how 9-11 has negatively impacted the struggle for universal human rights and women’s rights around the globe. The Women’s Learning Partnership commissioned film calls for a renewed commitment to focusing more on human rights in national and international advocacy and policy discourse. (Photo courtesy of Women’s Learning Partnership)

INVISIBLE PEOPLE Directors: Demar Gunter & Gage Gunter USA, 2015, 3 minutes Web: imdb.to/1MtXLPF Screens with “Racing to Zero” and “Play Date” Wed. 9/30, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 2 Thurs. 10/1, 7 p.m., Valencia West Fri. 10/2, 6 p.m., WP Library

A short documentary by a 15-year old high school sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, about what Joan Cheever and the Chow Train do to help the homeless in their city. 54


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JUST BREATHE Directors: Julie Bayer & Josh Salzman USA, 2014, 4 minutes Web: wavecrestfilms.com Screens with “Inside Peace” Sat. 10/3, 2 p.m., Premiere 1 Sun. 10/4, 1:30 p.m., WP Library

A lesson on anger, neuroscience and meditation from a group of elementary school kids.

LITTLE QUESTIONS Director: Virginia Abramovich Canada, 2014, 12 minutes Web: littlequestionsfilm.com Screens with “In Our Son’s Name” Fri. 10/1, 7 p.m., Valencia WP Sun, 10/4, 4 p.m., WP Library

Using the simple questions of a child as a powerful lens, “Little Questions” follows the journey of a young girl as she sets out on a quest to understand what war is.

THE MARTYR Director: Darren Langlands UK, 2015, 10 minutes Web: bit.ly/1Ps2PT2 Screens with “Cinema Palestine” Fri. 10/2, 8:15 p.m., SunTrust Sat. 10/3, 7:30 p.m., Premiere 2

MI-5 agent Laura Kent explains her actions to an internal inquiry in the aftermath of a major terrorism incident. 55


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NO LOVE LOST Director: Shekhar Bassi UK, 2013, 15 minutes Web: facebook.com/IBFilmn Screens with “Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else)” Sat. 10/3, 4:30 p.m., Premiere 1 Sun. 10/4, 6:30 p.m., WP Library

A Jewish boy nurturing a secret romance with a Muslim girl is unaware he is being stalked. While they struggle to be open about their relationship, the stalker’s obsession reveals a thought provoking turn culminating in the trio coming face to face.

PLAY DATE Director: Paige Morrow Kimball USA, 2015, 15 minutes Web: playdatefilm.com Screens with “Racing to Zero” and “Invisible People” Wed. 9/30, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 2 Thurs. 10/1, 7 p.m., Valencia West Fri. 10/2, 6 p.m., WP Library

When a little girl discovers a homeless woman in her backyard, she invites her inside for a play date, which goes unnoticed by her distracted parents. “Play Date” invites us to take a deeper look at ourselves and explores what being “homeless” really means.

SAINT DEE DEE Director: Helen Baldwin USA, 2014, 9 minutes Web: saintdeedee.com Screens with “Stage Four: A Love Story” Sat. 10/3, 3:30 p.m., SunTrust Sun. 10/4, 4 p.m., Premiere 3

Dee Dee is a woman who spends her life quietly doing good. She works in a hospice, one of many people serving a community, unnoticed and unrecognized. “Saint Dee Dee” reveals the story of an everyday saint who might otherwise remain invisible. 56


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SHALLOW WATERS: THE PUBLIC DEATH OF RAYMOND ZACK Director: Jaime Longhi USA, 2015, 34 minutes Web: shallow-waters.com Screens with “Better to Live” and “The Voice in the Head” Fri. 10/2, 8:45 p.m., Premiere 3 Sun. 10/4, 3:30 p.m., SunTrust

“Shallow Waters: The Public Death of Raymond Zack” is a documentary about an absurd and tragic sequence of events that allowed a life to expire needlessly in the waters of the San Francisco Bay.

STELLA WALSH Director: Rob Lucas USA, 2014, 15 minutes Web: stellawalsh.com Screens with “Trials of Constance Baker Motley” & “Human Rights: Unfinished Journey” Thur. 10/1, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Fri. 10/2, 8 p.m., WP Library

Stella Walsh was one of the most celebrated female athletes in the world. Her popularity continued for decades after winning gold in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she had ambiguous gender.

THE TRIALS OF CONSTANCE BAKER MOTLEY Director: Rick Rodgers USA, 2015, 25 minutes Web: constancebakermotley.com Screens with “Stella Walsh” & “Human Rights: Unfinished Journey” Thur. 10/1, 8:30 p.m., Premiere 3 Fri. 10/2, 8 p.m., WP Library

The groundbreaking career of Constance Baker Motley is explored in this film – including being the first black woman state senator in New York, the first woman Manhattan borough president and the first African American federal judge. 57


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THE VISION WITHIN Director: Michael Snyder USA/Ecuador, 2015, 36 minutes Web: interdependentpictures.org Screens with “Songs for Bosawas” Wed. 9/30, 5:30 p.m., Premiere 1 Thur. 10/1, 6:30 p.m., WP Library

A group of college students travel deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to meet an ancient dream culture living today in much the same way that they have lived for thousands of years and learn how inner visions can play a critical role in our lives and in awakening a socially just, environmentally sustainable future.

THE VOICE IN THE HEAD Director: Cyrus Trafford UK, 2015, 12 minutes Web: cyrustrafford.com Screens with “Shallow Waters” and “Better to Live” Fri. 10/2, 8:45 p.m., Premiere 3 Sun. 10/4, 3:30 p.m., SunTrust

As psychologist David Rosenhan Ph.D said, “If sanity and insanity co-exist, how shall we know them?” Co-written by Eckhart Tolle.

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GPFF 2015 Local Community Resources

The list below of organizations, links and contacts is provided for convenience and reference only, and no endorsement or validation is implied. We encourage you to get involved in local activities that encourage peace and well-being. Always satisfy your own curiosities concerning the effectiveness of an organization’s record of accomplishments. Please note that this is not a complete listing of local organizations. ANIMAL RIGHTS Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center http://btn-wildlife.org info@btnwildlife.org (407) 568-5138 Orange Audubon Society http://orangeaudubonfl.org Save the Manatee Club http://savethemanatee.org education@savethemanatee.org (407) 539-0990

Central Florida Jobs With Justice http://cfjwj.org Denise Diaz centralfljwj@gmail.com (407) 451-2472 Central Florida Urban League http://cful.org (407) 841-7654 Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force gohttf.org info@gohttf.org (407) 244-5129

Green Works Orlando http://cityoforlando.net/greenworks greenworks@cityoforlando.net IDEAS For Us Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions http://ideasforus.org Global Shapers/ World Economic Forum Sierra Club - Central Florida Group http://centralfloridasierra.org FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Speak Up Wekiva http://speakupwekiva.com lwvocnr@aol.com (407) 399-3228 CIVIL/HUMAN RIGHTS ACLU Central Chapter https://central.aclufl.org Contact: Jack Jordan johnjordanesq@gmail.com Amnesty International USA - Orlando Chapter 519 http://amnestyorlando.org PO Box 533855 Orlando, FL 32853 Katie Harding - Group Coordinator AmnestyInternationalOrlando@ gmail.com

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP-Orange Co. Florida Branch http://bit.ly/1IZMErC unit5120@naacpnet.org (407) 649-3020 ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ECO-ACTION http://eco-action.net info@eco-action.net 678-876-1373 Friends of the Wekiva River http://friendsofwekiva.org Don Brouillard president@friendsofwekiva.org (407) 677-4004

Building US buildingus.org Bryan@BuildingUS.org The Three Wise Guys twgradio.com info@twgradio.com Faith in Florida/PICO Nat. Network http://faithinflorida.org (407) 849-5031 Hindu Society of Central Florida hindutempleorlando.org info@hindutempleorlando.org (407) 699-5277

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GPFF 2015 Local Community Resources Holocaust Center of Florida Maitland http://holocaustedu.org info@holocaustedu.org (407) 628-0555 Interfaith Council of Central Florida Winter Park interfaithfl.org contact@interfaithfl.org Islamic Society of Central Florida http://iscf.org mail@iscf.org (407) 273-8363

Farmworker Association of Florida http://floridafarmworkers.org info@floridafarmworkers.org (407) 886-5151 Florida School of Holistic Living http://holisticlivingschool.org info@holisticlivingschool.org (407) 595-3731

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando Maitland orlandojcc.org (407) 645-5933

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando http://habitat-orlando.org information@habitat-orlando.org (407) 648-4567

The Rosen Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando http://rosenjcc.org info@rosenjcc.org 407) 270-3679

Lighthouse Central Florida http://lighthousecentralflorida.org (407) 898-2483

Orlando Zen Center orlandozen.com everything@orlandozen.com (407) 897-3685 Sikh Society of Central Florida Oviedo orlandogurdwara.wordpress.com orlandogurdwarainfo@gmail.com (407) 366-3136

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Central Florida Disability Chamber cfdisabilitychamber.org rogue@nationalec.org (407) 420-4892

Simple Living Institute http://simplelivinginstitute.org Slow Food Orlando http://slowfoodorlando.org Vegetarians of Central Florida http://vegcf.org http://meetup.com/vegetarianscf larry@vegcf.org (321) 331-1859

FOOD / HEALTH / HOUSING

HELP THE HOMELESS / MENTAL HEALTH / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Central Florida Birth Network http://bit.ly/1IZMMr1 centralfloridabirthnetwork@gmail. com

Coalition for the Homeless Cen. FL http://centralfloridahomeless.org coalition@cflhomeless.org (407) 426-1250

Community Food & Outreach Center communityfoodoutreach.org (407) 650-0774 Food Not Bombs https://facebook.com/orlandofoodnotbombs Harbor House of Central Florida https://harborhousefl.com admin@harborhousefl.com (407) 886-2244 Health Care Center for the Homeless http://hcch.org/main.htm (407) 428-5751 HOPE Helps http://hopehelps.org resources@hopehelps.org 407-366-3422 Pathways Drop-In Center http://pathwaysdropin.org pathwaysdropin@cfl.rr.com (407) 617-3311 Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida http://foodbankcentralflorida.org (407) 295-1066 INTERNATIONAL African Heritage Alliance Center http://africanheritagealliance.com info@africanheritagealliance.com (407) 371-9687 African United Council http://africansunitedcouncil.org africansunitedcouncil@yahoo.com (407) 369-0150


GPFF 2015 Local Community Resources Arab American Community Center of Florida http://aaccflorida.org aaccinfo@gmail.com (407) 985-4550

MBA Orlando Metropolitan Business Association LGBT Chamber of Commerce mbaorlando.org (321) 800-3946

Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida aahc-cf.org amc@agneschaulawfirm.com (407) 648-0880

Zebra Coalition Supporting LGBT+ youth http://zebrayouth.org HOTLINE: 877-90-ZEBRA Office: 407-228-1446 Option 2 Orlando Gay Chorus orlandogaychorus.com

Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Florida http://caccfl.com caccforlando@gmail.com (407) 427-1800 Global Hope Network International http://globalhopenetwork.org info@ghni.org (407) 207-3256 REBUILD Globally http://rebuildglobally.org info@rebuildglobally.org (407) 801-9936 Ten Thousand Villages http://bit.ly/1MuUYUO winterpark@tenthousandvillages. com (407) 644-8464 United Nations Association-Orlando Chapter President http://una-orlando.org president@una-orlando.org 321-806-6322 @UNAOrlando1

Veterans for Peace Central Florida Chapter 136 Col. Bob Bowman Memorial Chapter http://cflveteransforpeace.org CentralFloridaVFP@gmail.com (386) 788-2918 GI Hotline: 1-877-447-4487 Quakers of Orlando http://orlandoquakers.drupalgardens.com (407) 476-4369 SENIORS

NEIGHBORHOOD / COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Ivanhoe Village Main Street http://ivanhoevillage.org mindi.rackliff@ivanhoevillage.org (407) 203-2826 Hope Community Center http://hcc-offm.org (407) 880-4673 Mills 50: An Orlando Mainstream District http://mills50.org director@mills50.org (407) 421-9005

AARP Florida State Office Orlando Representative: Abby Walters awalters@aarp.org http://aarp.org/FL 866-595-7678 (Toll free) Volunteers for Community Impact http://volunteersforcommunityimpact.org (407) 298-4180 VOLUNTEERING Ourlando http://ourlando.org

Thornton Park District http://thorntonparkdistrict.com ThorntonParkOrlando@gmail.com (407) 701-9382

Hands On Orlando http://handsonorlando.com volunteer@HandsOnOrlando.com (407) 740-8652

Transition Orlando http://transitionorlando.org

Notre Dame Americorps Volunteer Hope Community Center http://hcc-offm.org (407) 880-4673

PEACE LGBT The Center thecenterorlando.org (407) 228-8272

Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College http://valenciacollege.edu/PJI

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GPFF 2015 Local Community Resources WOMEN

YOUTH

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority *4 chapters in Orlando http://aka1908.com

Give Kids the World http://gktw.org (407) 396-1114

League of Women Voters Orange Co. http://lwvoc.org

Junior League http://jlgo.org admin@jlgo.org (407) 898-1700

Greater Orlando NOW http://greaterorlandonow.org (616) 666-2699 Zonta Club of Greater Orlando http://orlandozonta.org

Volare Youth Leadership, Inc. http://VolareYouthLeadership.org Launch@VolareYouthLeadership. org Regina Hellinger, Executive Director 407-340-0352 Young American Dreamers http://bit.ly/1hIYBeo youngamericandreamers@gmail. com (863) 934-5766

Parramore Kidz Zone http://bit.ly/1KvPNQ3 (407) 254-4759

FOR MORE RESOURCES VISIT PeaceFilmFest.org/volunteers

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida http://bit.ly/1NeTKOX

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Religious Society of Friends Orlando Monthly Meeting

You are invited to come and worship with the Quakers of Orlando An inclusive religious community where all are welcome

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