9th Annual Vancouver International
FILM FESTIVAL 4 PEACE
Featuring World Renowned U.S. Documentary Filmmaker SAUL LANDAU
December 17th & 18th, 2011
10am to 9pm
Britannia Community Centre Auditorium
1661 Napier Street (at Commercial Drive) Vancouver, Canada
PRESS CONTACTS: Janine Solanki (778.881.6156) & Alison Bodine (604.518.7361)
- The 9th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival 4 Peace is once again bringing the reality of war and peace to the big screen. This festival aims to promote peace through a unique collection of documentary films which span our world. The Vancouver community will be able to witness the war zones of Afghanistan through the eyes of a soldier and the victory of the millions of people in Tahrir Square, Egypt, all from their seats at the Film Festival 4 Peace.
- This year the festival will feature “Making a Documentary Film: A Master Class with Saul Landau.” Saul Landau is a world renowned documentary filmmaker, scholar, author, poet and commentator as well as a Professor Emeritus at California State University, Pomona, and a senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy. He was a guest director at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) with his new film “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?”
-This year's festival includes a special focus on recent mass movements in North Africa and the Middle East, including the Canadian premiere of “Maledetta Primavera” (Bloody Spring), a ground-breaking documentary about the recent NATO bombing of Libya by the esteemed Italian Director Fulvio Grimaldi.
- “This year's International Film Festival 4 Peace is an opportunity for people in Vancouver to see the world through the eyes of people whose lives are affected by war and occupation, both at home in Canada and abroad. This festival is about bringing the community in Vancouver together to connect with our fellow human beings to build a peaceful and just world,” said festival co-coordinator Janine Solanki.
For the 9th year this festival is free and open to the public.
For more info and film trailers go to: http://filmfest4peace.blogspot.com
Festival coordinators and guest director Saul Landau are available for interview. Advance copies of films are available for review.