I wanted to take the time to tell you guys about the Global Peace Film Festival, which will be coming to the Orlando/Winter Park area at the end of the month.
The festival serves to use film as a vessel to achieve peace throughout the world.
The films cover a variety of important topics from the touching to the candid; political and humanitarian; serious to humorous. Topics include a look at what happens when the Dalai Lama invites 40 of the most highly regarded Western thinkers to discuss the world's problems and how to solve it (Dalai Lama Renaissance); a documentary that follows several average people from morning to past midnight on Election Day 2004 (Election Day); The story of people trying to reclaim their homes after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina (New Home Movies from the Lower 9th Ward); A look at the challenges that three immigrant nannies face while taking care of other people's children in New York City ( Other People's Children); and Using art as a form of healing while facing the AIDS/HIV epidemic in Africa (A Ripple in the Water: Healing through Art).
Who knew that watching movies could serve as a humanitarian effort?
More information can be found here.