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Film Festival a Wrap – UN Day on the Horizon!

So for those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the UNA-GB this fall, check out all the coverage regarding our 9th Annual Global Voices Film Festival, including in depth analysis of the films and panelists, as well as photos and participant reflections at our sister blog – Global Voices.  The films and panelists were all excellent and quite powerful, and we hope you had a chance to check one (or two or all!) of the films out.

We have now jumped full force into planning our numerous UN Day events, including our Annual Luncheon and the Ceremony at the State House.

Stay tuned for more details on these events and more in the next few days!  Exciting things are happening during this beautiful fall month of October.  We hope to see you!

-UNAGB Staff

Don’t miss these great films and panelists this weekend!

We hope you enjoyed the first weekend of the Global Voices Film Festival – we know we did!  See a full recap of the first two film nights here:  http://bostonfilms.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/film-festivals-first-weekend-a-great-success/

We’re gearing up for a big second weekend and we hope you are too!  Check out information about the films and our really amazing panelists here: http://bostonfilms.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/ready-for-some-great-panel-discussions/

And get your tickets now at http://www.bostonfilms.org/2010/tickets.htm

We hope you (and your friends) can be part of the discussion and debate!  See you this weekend!

Cheers,

UNA-GB Staff

9th Annual Global Film Festival kicks off this weekend!

You’re invited!  If you’ve been looking for powerful, international documentaries depicting some of the very critical issues of the world, now is the time to buy your tickets for the films screening on September 24-25, and October 1-2, 2010.

On the first weekend (September 24 and 25), Friday night we’ll have two films: Sutura, a film about how women in Senegal are organizing to end the silence around rape and sexual violence in their communities; and Democracy in Dakar, a groundbreaking documentary bridging the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film focusing on politics in Dakar Senegal. This film explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process following rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal.

Saturday evening’s film is Little Town of Bethlehem, which follows the story of three men of three different faiths, their lives in Israel and Palestine, and each man’s choice of non-violent action amidst a culture of overwhelming violence. The film examines the struggle to promote equality through non-violent engagement in the midst of incredible violence that has dehumanized all sides.

On the second weekend (October 1 and 2), Friday night’s film is Countdown to Zero which will sweep us into a scorching, hypnotic journey around the world to reveal the palpable possibility of nuclear disaster and frame an issue on which human survival itself hangs. 

On Saturday, we are fortunate to have a Sneak Peek of Cape Wind about the divisive controversy over the Cape Wind project, which will be replicated hundreds of times over as industrial-scale renewable energy projects are proposed for America’s deserts, ridge lines, and waterways.

After each film, filmmakers and/or experts will join us for a panel discussion, giving you a chance to discuss your viewpoints.

All films will screen at 7pm at the Harvard Kennedy School.  See our website at www.bostonfilms.org for film descriptions, schedule, venue, and ticket information.

Seating is limited, so purchasing your tickets as soon as possible is highly recommended.

Cheers,

Stephanie Sanchez
Film Festival Coordinator