Saturday, March 14, 2015
11:00am - 1/10 Listening to Fukushima 2013 (2013) by Yo Kohatsu; Q&A with filmmaker via skype.
The first in a 10 part series following a former resident as she returns to her home-town near the accident center, filming the tedious clean-up and stories of those caught in the aftermath.
1:00pm - Life After Conflict in Burundi (2014) by Grands Lacs TV; Q&A with team members in Africa via Skype.
A short film which details the work of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in war-scarred Burundi. The film focuses on the work of reconciliation that the AFSC is spearheading throughout the rural areas of Burundi.
1:55pm - Partners For Peace (2013) by Edward Kucerak; Q&A with Jaclyn Friedman.
Follow 13 women who have come together under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire as they explore how they can support the often invisible work of Israeli and Palestinian women who are working to advance peace.
4:00pm - The Future of Energy (2014)by Brett Mzurek
A positive film about the renewable energy revolution and the individuals and public officials that are making it happen.
5:25pm - Project Light: from Rwanda to Newtown - A Journey of Hope, Healing, and Possibility (2014) by Lori Leyden; Q&A with the filmmaker
The scars of the 1994 Rwanda genocide track exactly with PTSD and this film explores the hopeful possibilities with healing those psychological scars.
7:00pm - Rhapsody in August (1991) by Akira Kurosawa - Our classic Selection of this year
A feature film which is neither accusatory nor defensive nor apologetic about the bombing of Nagasaki. The finger points simply at the notion of war. Without any didacticism, the movie speaks of the tragedy of the past and war as the source of unhappiness.
Sunday March 15, 2015
1:00pm - L’Algerie de Gaulle et La Bombe (Algeria, de Gaulle and the Bomb) (2010) by Larbi Benchiha; Q&A with the filmmaker via skype
In the midst of the Algerian war for independence, not 75 miles from active hostilities, the French are conducting nuclear weapons testing in the Sahara desert! This film documents that.
2:20 pm - Groundswell Rising (2014) by Matt & Renard Cohen; Q&A with director Renard Cohen.
Documents people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at fracking and tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising in protest to protect lives and their local environment.
3:50pm - Some of My Best Friends are Zionists (2013) by Bruce Robbins; Q&A with director Bruce Robbins
Interviews both young people and notable Jewish artists (such as Tony Kushner and Judith Butler, among others) asking what they were told about Israel as they were growing up, why that world view was so compelling, and how they came to change their minds. Mr. Robbins will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.
5:00pm - Crisis in Congo (2011) by CongoJusice.org; Q&A with the filmmaker via skype
documents the violence toward the Congolese people by outside military forces and the reasons for the continuing occupation.
5:35pm - Nuclear Savage: The Island of Secret Project 4.1 (2011) by Adam Jonas Horowitz; Q&A with director Adam Horowitz
The film reveals how U.S. scientists turned a Pacific paradise into a radioactive hell. Marshall Islanders were used as human guinea pigs for three decades to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human beings with devastating results.