The Peace On Earth Film Festival’s Review Committee was both challenged and elated to find that the quality and sheer volume of the 2014 POEFF Submissions caused us many hours of dialogue and contemplation until we were able to narrow the field down to 31 Official Selections out of 146 Submissions.
It is a highly remarkable and illuminating field, including subjects as diverse as: domestic violence, the fallout from the Fukashima nuclear disaster, compassionate hospice care for dying state prisoners, immigration, the treatment of children with mental illness, gun violence, agri-business and the environment, forgiveness following extreme acts of violence, and Arab – Israeli relations, just to name a few.
Our deepest gratitude to the filmmakers who make the festival possible through their courageous films. This festival is driven by a desire to give exhibition to filmmakers who make the difficult choice to create significant and daring films that, because of their subject matter, sometimes struggle to find distribution and a wide audience.
Please spread the word about the 2014 Peace On Earth Film Festival, being held on March 6 – 9 at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, a free venue.
This festival and its films provide an opportunity for you to venture into the world, and discover what is really going on beyond your own backyard.