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Global Peace Film Festival

by Sydney Levine
July 18, 2011 2:00 AM
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In the 8 years of its existence, the Global Peace Film Festival (September 20 - 25, 2011) in Orlando, Florida has gained friends, fans, guests, supporters and volunteers under the directorship of longtime New York Film and Media political activist, Nina Streich. And longtime star acquisition executive Kelly DeVine is the programmer who has done an incredible job programming the festival since 2006. The power of the festival is that it uses the films to motivate action by audience members - something that many of the filmmakers really appreciate when they attend the festival.

The festival has touched so many people along the way – filmmakers, audiences, staff and volunteers… like filmmaker Amy Gattie who told Nina that being part of the GPFF gave her a new perspective on filmmaking as a tool for social change… and like the high school student who learned about Eco-Action’s Wekiva river clean-ups when she saw a film at the festival – and went on to become one of the organization’s best volunteers. The festival has been an inspiration to Nina herself, as has the Central Florida community.

The ways offered for continued support and involvement is exemplary for other festivals as well as it affords them opportunities to bring the rich, exciting, thought-provoking films and discussions about our shared present and future well-being, about peace and environmental sustainability and so much more…

• Street Fair and Pet Parade for Peace
• K-12 Peace Art Exhibit in the Rotunda of Orlando’s City Hall
• Facebook fan page (Global Peace Film Festival) – share your ideas and invite friends
• Twitter (peacefilmfest) sign up and invite friends
• Encourage your friends to join on Facebook and Twitter
• Bring your friends to the festival
• Monthly screenings at Urban Rethink.
• Shop for Peace! Support the festival when shopping at Amazon.com by clicking on any of the links on www.peacefilmfest.org and a percentage of purchases will support the GPFF!
• Sign up for Deals That Matter. It’s like Groupon – offering around 50% discounts on local goods and services through a daily email. The big difference is that a percentage of each sale supports the GPFF.

Shopping for Peace: Deals That Matter

Deals That Matter is a new company that is like Groupon (only smaller), offering daily discounts of around 50% on goods and services from local companies. There’s one big difference with DTM: a percentage of each purchase is donated to select non-profit organizations. The GPFF is proud to be one of the first Orlando non-profits to participate in Deals That Matter.

Over the next month, fans and followers receive many more messages than usual, requesting that they sign up to receive the daily discounts from DTM. For the next 30 days, DTM will donate 100% of their proceeds to GPFF. After this initial month, GPFF will receive 15% of DTM’s proceeds.
Note: DTM does not share lists with anyone.

Another way to support the GPFF
You may also support the GPFF by shopping on Amazon.com. Just scroll down on the home page and click on any of the shopping links. A percentage of your purchase will benefit the GPFF – but only if you start by clicking through from the GPFF website!

See Huffington Post Interview with Nina Streich


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14 Comments

  • Gabriela | September 23, 2012 10:52 AMReply

    “The world of environmental direct action has remained a secretive one, until now. “

    Just do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws, is an adventure into the lives of everyday individuals, just like us, who decide to take social good into their own hands. This look into the world of social and environmental activism will inspire, entertain, and above all, empower.

    Retire the clichés of how you can be the change you want to see in the world…

    and Just Do It.

    They found their voices; so why cant we?

    FOR TIMES FOR THE LAST SHOW (WHICH IS TODAY!!) GO TO:
    http://globalpeace.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/justdoitataleofmoderndayoutlaws0_emilyjames_globalpeace2012

  • Lukas | September 22, 2012 11:52 AMReply

    Global Peace Film Festival is a great opportunity to see many great Independent movies, right here In Winter Park, and Orlando. Many Directors will be at the Festival as well. The movie that really caught my attention is Street Paper (http://streetpaperfilm.com/), directed by Christopher Roberts. It is a very moving story about, less fortunate homeless people turning their lives around and getting back on their feet, by selling Street Papers. A very moving story and a MUST see!
    Screenings
    1:00 PM Sat, Sep 22 Sun Trust Auditorium
    3:00 PM Sun, Sep 23 Sun Trust Auditorium


    http://globalpeace.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/streetpaper_christopherroberts_globalpeace2012

    See you there!

  • Josh | September 21, 2012 3:31 PMReply

    GO SEE!!!
    PARTY CRASHERS!
    GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL!!
    An engaging look at the grass-roots movement that indelibly changed the landscape of American conservatism, Party Crashers offers a clear and balanced chronicle of the rise of The Tea Party. Founding members recount the movement's beginnings and how the resonance of a viral video and the power of social media led to the explosive growth of the first conservative protest movement of the internet age. The film also takes an in-depth look at the criticisms and controversies surrounding the movement. Hear from Sen. Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, the late Andrew Breitbart, Stephen Baldwin, authors Prof. Christopher Parker and Prof. Thaddeus Russell among others.

    Sat Sept 22nd, 2012
    6:30 PM
    Winter Park Library
    https://maps.google.com/maps...

  • Jaret Bessette | September 20, 2012 8:09 PMReply

    Make sure and go see Bonsai People tonight at 6. It is sure to be a great movie about how one man gave out micro loans and helped turn it into 8 million dollars for use in third world countries.

  • Luisa Pelaez | September 20, 2012 5:37 PMReply

    Come see the film "Opening our Eyes"!!!
    Gail Mooney
    Categories: Activism, Documentary, Human Rights, Peace

    When mother/daughter filmmakers, Gail Mooney and Erin Kelly circled the globe on a 99-day journey, they uncovered the stories of eleven change-makers on six continents "courageous but ordinary people who are making our world a better place. There's Maggie, a 19-year-old on a post-high school "gap year," who built a home in Nepal for 30 orphans, using her babysitting earnings. And Ronni, a successful event planner, who saw
    good food being dumped daily, and started a food rescue program. How many people does it take to change the world? Only one, one person at a time.

    Showings:

    Winter Park Public Library
    4:00 PM Sat, Sep 22
    And
    SunTrust Auditorium
    1:00 PM Sun, Sep 23

  • Jeanne | September 19, 2012 1:39 PMReply

    A film very worth checking out is Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald. It is a documentary that follows the story of four men, who as boys were imprisoned in the Nazi Concentration camp Buchenwald. The film follows their life more than half a century later after their liberation. This film promises for an incredibly touching and eye opening journey for the viewer.

    Viewings -
    Wednesday, September 19th 2012 at 6:30 pm loacted at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center (851 North Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751)
    Thursday, September 20th 2012 at 8:30 pm located at the 330 Winter Park Plaza

    Ticket Prices: $8

    For more Info on the film:
    http://www.kinderblock66thefilm.com

    On the Festival:
    http://peacefilmfest.org

  • Matthew | September 19, 2012 11:24 AMReply

    Come out and watch the film Haiti: Land of Hope. This film will give you some interesting incite on the personal experiences of a journalist and his travels to Haiti. After this journalists first trip to Haiti he decided he would never go back and wanted to wipe the memories of Haiti out of his mind. When he decides to go back in 2010 after the earthquake he observes how all though this disaster caused so much harm it may have helped the country in some ways also. Come out tonight, September 19th, at 7:30 p.m. to the Winter Park Plaza located on 330 West Fairbanks or September 20th at the Winter Park Library and see this film.

  • Mario | September 18, 2012 9:48 PMReply

    "How can a little girl's life be changed if she is given easy access to clean water? For most of us, fresh water is a tap away. For others, it's an arduous daily journey. For every human, water is life"

    This must-see short film by director Shawn Small documents the difficult journey Sudanese people must take to obtain a natural necessity in life that many of us take for granted: the essential need for water.

    The film has two showings:

    Wednesday, September 19th @ 7:30 PM
    -330 Winter Park Plaza

    AND

    Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 PM
    -Winter Park Public Library

    Ticket Cost-$8

    for ticketing and general information on the film go to:
    http://globalpeace.festivalgenius.com/2012/fi...

  • Mario | September 18, 2012 9:46 PMReply

    "How can a little girl's life be changed if she is given easy access to clean water? For most of us, fresh water is a tap away. For others, it's an arduous daily journey. For every human, water is life"

    This must-see short film by director Shawn Small documents the difficult journey Sudanese people must take to obtain a natural necessity in life that many of us take for granted: the essential need for water.

    The film has two showings:

    Wednesday, September 19th @ 7:30 PM
    -330 Winter Park Plaza

    AND

    Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 PM
    -Winter Park Public Library

    Ticket Cost-$8

    for ticketing and general information on the film go to:
    http://globalpeace.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/ruwaterislife_shawnsmall_globalpeace2012

  • anoynymous | September 17, 2012 6:09 PMReply

    Made by Me, is a short documentary following three Angeles based artists and their interactions with each other and the love for their work. Check it out at the Global Film Festival, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 at the Rollins College Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

  • Anonymous | September 16, 2012 9:52 PMReply

    Roadmap to Apartheid

    “Roadmap to Apartheid explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. As much an historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.”
    http://roadmaptoapartheid.org/about/summary/

    Why not head over the 2012 Global Peace Film Festival. This year it will be held in Winter Park and Downtown Orlando during 18th-23rd September. The main goal of this festival is to create change and its got some really fascinating movies lined up.

    Roadmap to apartheid will be shown at: 330 Winter Park Plaza, Rollins College on Saturday 22nd September

  • Paige Ostos | September 21, 2011 4:01 AMReply

    The Global Peace Film Festival is a great event that promotes close to 40 different short films and documentaries. If you can't make it to this film, there are so many other great ones that are being shown all across Orlando.

    Go to:

    http://www.peacefilmfest.org/

    For more information about the festival!

    A great film to check out is
    Tanzania - A Friendship Journey
    9/21/11 8:00pm at Rollins College Bush Auditorium
    or
    9/22/11 5:30pm at First Congressional Church of Winter Park


    Meet Venance Ndibalema, who was born into poverty in Tanzania but found a way out through a college education in the United States, and Kristen Kenny, an American raised by an upper-middle class family, as they undertake a transformational trip to Venance’s homeland. Their journey takes them from the urban center of Dar es Salaam, to the summit of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro and the sweltering plains of the Serengeti, and finally to the impoverished village where a grandmother waits to see the grandson she thought was lost to her forever. Along the way, cultural differences, disease, and a deadly illness threaten not only our travelers but the life of an innocent child. Two friends, one journey, countless lives changed.

  • Austin Jennings | September 6, 2011 1:24 AMReply

    Of the wide variety of films being screened at the 9th Annual Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando, one film in particular caught my eye, titled “Off the Menu”. The film follows 24 students and a professor who dissect the topic of what we put into our bodies through research, personal narratives, and critical art, they interrogate body and food-related assumptions, stereotypes, attitudes, values, and practices. While also addressing the key issue of who is profiting off whose expense and which political and economic interests are being served by the ways people in the U.S. tend to relate to their own bodies, to others’ bodies, to eating, and to food as a whole.

    Overall Nutrition and Health and Wellness is definitely a hot topic issue and has been picking up steam ever since the massive growth of the organic/health food movement, promoting conscious decision making and knowledge of what we put into our bodies. I highly recommend attending one of the following screenings of the film if this is a topic you’re interested in or is already apart of your lifestyle.

    Screen Times and Locations:


    Times Locations
    Wednesday September 21st 5:30pm Rollins College-Bush Auditorium

    Friday September 23rd 5:30pm Rollins College- SunTrust Auditorium

  • Tarun Sengupta | July 23, 2011 6:26 AMReply

    I am very glad to find this platform as I was researching and devoted everything to find an ultimate concept , which should be truly realistic, having sufficient scientific facts to believe in and should be acceptable by every community or religious followers of the world for global peace. And I have found it. Today, I have found many new followers interested in global human welfare as well as global peace to exchange my views. I am very thankful to the Global God today.

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