2014 A.F.I. World Peace Event Day 3

We invite you to enjoy our films within the comfort of your home, or venue and hope these award winning films will open dialogue for peace, cultural diversity, and love for our planet in an entertaining way.


bittersweet

Directors: Peter Bicknell & Andrew Kappel

Run Time: 19:06 min

Bittersweet is a film that highlights the good work being done by Conservation Alliance, a Non-Governmental Organization with project sites throughout Western Africa. They train cocoa farmers in the correct ways to grow and cultivate the crop without damaging the environment or themselves.


carbon for water

Directors: Evan Abramson & Carmen Elsa López

Run Time: 22:02 min

In Kenya's Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. The wood many Kenyans use to boil this water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls, who bear the responsibility for finding water and fuel, often miss school or work while seeking both fuel and water. Some even encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne illness remains a daily--and life-threatening--reality for them and their families. Carbon For Water introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face these hardships, and explores one company's innovative solution for improving the health of millions of Kenyans and the environment in which they live.


Trusting Rain

Director: Kristen Alexander

Run Time: 26:38 min

Collecting rain-water is a way of life in Bermuda, with each household responsible for their water supply. Few travelers to the spectacular island are aware of this centuries old method of water conservation. There are no natural rivers or streams or freshwater ponds in Bermuda. For the inhabitants, capturing rainwater is second nature, born of necessity and ingenuity. Set against the natural beauty of the island, the film reveals the complex relationship between densely populated areas like Bermuda and natural resources. Centuries of self sufficiency unfold through personal stories from Bermudians. The film Trusting Rain portrays Bermuda's own conservation of water as a limited resource, a skill that could be cultivated by communities around the globe.

 


day 2


Engaging before sunset

Director: P. J. Galati

Run Time: 7:58 min

Daniel Dalrio is a Cuban born author who by "Engaging" women he writes about them as subjects for his books. He meets Aja who confronts and debunks everything he knows about women. He falls in love and she breaks his heart, so begins his quest to win her back. She now engages men; writing a best-seller about Daniel. He follows her from Miami to New York in hopes of winning her affections back.


A way

Director: Julien Drach

Run Time: 14:14 min

A man and woman enter their apartment returning from a trip. It's night time. They have a strange feeling as if this return was hiding a complete other reality. Just like in a dream, they had imagined coming back home for a little while, just to say good bye...


uganda23

Director: Benjamin Hull

Run Time: 22:48 min

Uganda 23 is a film initiative to document the water crisis in Uganda and present a solution to the problem.


Sundays

Director: Julien Perrottet

Run Time: 8:04 min

After his mothers death, Andy's family tradition falls away along with his close relationship with his father. It is only years later that his newly married wife, upon starting their own family, encourages him to reconnect. Andy is not aware that he is running out of time.


bradley

Director: Nat Derwin

Run Time: 10:54 min

A story of Memory and passion. Amanda, a middle aged dance teacher, lives emotionally distant from the world around her. But a chance encounter with her neighbor's dog stir up memories of a passionate affair from her youth. Will the past threaten the protective shell Amanda has built around herself?


day 1 


Silent Voices

Director: David O'Brien

Run Time: 8:26 min

This is the story of a young man, whose idle lounging and apathetic attitude could cost him the right to speak up. His procrastination is met head on when what once seemed distant and irrelevant to him, suddenly becomes a reality. Through the use of multimedia animation this story sets the scene for an important debate in Western Canada . Will this guy find his voice before it’s too late?


Crisalida

Directed by: Laura Costa CantalEsther de RothschildAlejandro Enmanuel EstrellaRosanna Mendez Gonzalez

Run Time: 7:49 min

Crisalida, which means 'cocoon of an incubating butterfly,' is the name of an 86-year-old woman who watches the world through her bedroom window. Over the course of a Sunday in her small Cuban town, her past and present converge in ironic, unsettling ways.


Good Men

Director: Brian Connors

Run Time: 11:19 min

A drama about two elderly Jewish friends who get into an argument over the controversial circumstances surrounding 9/11.


bra-et al rouh

Director: Walid Salhab

Run Time: 9:29 min

'Bra-et Al Rouh' (aka 'Innocence of the Spirit') tells the story of a young six-year-old Palestinian girl, who sees a homeless man on the streets of Edinburgh, in Scotland. She draws a parallel between the homeless man, who is deep in despair, with the plight of her own people who are refugees in the Middle East. 'Bra-et Al Rouh' not only raises awareness of refugee situations in the Middle East but also demonstrates that simple acts of non-discriminative kindness can make peoples' lives seems all the brighter and with new hope.


look up!

Director: George Barnes

Run Time: 9:58 min

Look Up! Telly Award winning Director makes a terrifying discovery while testing time lapse camera equipment then accidentally playing the footage backwards. Look Up ! is a new genre of documentary with an integrated Mobile App component - The film addresses the world's most dangerous environmental program ever - GeoEngineering and SRM: The science of using airplanes to spray the sky with toxic metals and particles, with the intention of blocking the sun and forcing climate change while creating unknown consequences. GeoEngineering and SRM cause Climate change-by definition. As governments continue to emphasize CLIMATE CHANGE, the experimentation of GeoEngineering, SRM, and Stratospheric Aerosol Spray programs continue over our heads and into the air we all breathe and water we drink. Watch The Film. Get the App. Save the world.