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Kenneth Fernandez does voices... Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joe Stalin, Charles de Gaulle, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Leonid Brezhnev, Fidel Castro, Pierre Trudeau, Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Jean Chrétien, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, F.W. De Klerk,  Paul Martin, Brian Mulroney,  Margaret Thatcher,  Hugo Chavez, Yasser Arafat, Giscard d’Estaing, Shimon Perez, Yitzhak Rabin, George H.W. Bush,                                            George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama  3:41 minutes (3.38 MB)

One Day After Peace

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Director: Erez Laufer & Miri Laufer.
Can the means used to resolve the conflict in South Africa be applied to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? As someone who experienced both conflicts firsthand, Robi Damelin wonders about this. Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, she later lost her son, who was serving with the Israeli Army reserve in the Occupied Territories. At first she attempted to initiate a dialogue with the Palestinian who killed her child. When her overtures were rejected, she embarked on a journey back to South Africa to learn more about the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee in overcoming years of enmity. Robi’s thought-provoking journey leads from a place of deep personal pain to a belief that a better future is possible.

THE INVOCATION, interview with Emmanuel Itier and Claude-Budin Juteau

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 The film THE INVOCATION (2010) is one of the most enterprising documentaries to come out of the past year, tackling the endlessly debated question: is world peace possible? Many contest that human nature is conflict and thus war is and always will be inevitable. But others maintain that peace indeed is possible, and THE INVOCATION explores how. These filmmakers, Emmanuel Itier and Claude Budin-Juteau, took it upon themselves to travel all around the world speaking to some of the most important...

THE INVOCATION, interview with Emmanuel Itier and Claude-Budin Juteau

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The film THE INVOCATION (2010) is one of the most enterprising documentaries to come out of the past year, tackling the endlessly debated question: is world peace possible? Many contest that human nature is conflict and thus war is and always will be inevitable. But others maintain that peace indeed is possible, and THE INVOCATION explores how. These filmmakers, Emmanuel Itier and Claude Budin-Juteau, took it upon themselves to travel all around the world speaking to some of the most important f...

Ensemble was shown on Tolerance day in Aruba festival along with 3 other films

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Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is joining Fundacion Respeta Bida in supporting an Island wide “Tolerance Day” (Sunday, June 12th) by extending the event an extra day to Monday, June 13th to host a special screening series. The announcement was made by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. On Monday, June 13th AIFF will sponsor a special screening showcase consisting of four films, free to the public, all deali...

Aruba Fest screens "Ensemble" by Mohamed Fekrane as part of Island wide “Tolerance Day” program

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The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is joining Fundacion Respeta Bida in supporting an Island wide “Tolerance Day” (Sunday, June 12th) by extending the event an extra day to Monday, June 13th to host a special screening series. The announcement was made by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. On Monday, June 13th AIFF will sponsor a special screening showcase consisting of four films, free to the public, all d...

Aruba Fest screens "Ensemble" for island Tolerance Day

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Aruba Fest screens "Ensemble" by Mohamed Fekrane as part of Island wide “Tolerance Day” programThe Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is joining Fundacion Respeta Bida in supporting an Island wide “Tolerance Day” (Sunday, June 12th) by extending the event an extra day to Monday, June 13th to host a special screening series. The announcement was made by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. On Monday, June 13th AIFF w...

A new Festival in Beverly Hills, at last!

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The Invocation will receive the 2010 Humanitarian Award at the Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival, directed by Emmanuel Itier(“Scarecrow”). “The Invocation” is a quest to explain the notion of “God” around the World, in our daily life, and through Religion, Spirituality, Science, History, Politics, Philosophy and Entertainment. The film features over 80 interviews with various leaders in diverse fields as well as the common people living in the many geographical areas visi...

Dragon Swallows at Reykjavik

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    SEE INTERVIEW WITH DIRK SIMON HERE: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/when_the_dragon_swallowed_the_sun     REYKJAVIK RIFF PRESS RELEASE BELOW: DRAGON SWALLOWS MOVIE: CHINA PUSHES ICELAND TO SUPPRESS TIBET FILM China puts pressure on Iceland to suppress the documentary “When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun” at the International Reykjavik Film Festival, which opened this Thursday.   The f...

Documentaries Lift Palm Beach FF

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SEVERE  SEVERE CLEAR   No matter the size of the Festival, and I am including the biggest ones of the bunch in this statement, the quality of the fiction features is generally a mixed bag, but the documentaries never disappoint. The same can be said for the Palm Beach International Film Festival, where this year's documentary lineup is of consistent quality, appealing to audiences of all stripes and  tastes. Social issues mix with personal concerns in the best of these films. I...

Documentaries Lift Palm Beach FF

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No matter the size of the Festival, and I am including the biggest ones of the bunch in this statement, the quality of the fiction features is generally a mixed bag, but the documentaries never disappoint. The same can be said for the Palm Beach International Film Festival, where this year's documentary lineup is of consistent quality, appealing to audiences of all stripes and tastes. Social issues mix with personal concerns in the best of these films. In THE DAY AFTER PEACE, UK director Jeremy...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 14th edition, April 23-27, 2009. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that more than 110 films will screen at this year’s event, which now spans five days. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman. “The festival takes pride in our determination to bring Palm Beach County on...

Yale Festival to Feature New Disneynature Film

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A special advance screening of the Disneynature film, Earth, and a documentary by Madonna that chronicles the suffering of children in Malawi orphaned by AIDS will headline a Yale film festival intended to raise awareness of global environmental issues. “Film is a unique medium to inform, educate and influence the public’s understanding of environmental issues,” said Eric Desatnik, a festival organizer and a master’s student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studi...

Treasure Coast Film Festival closes with "Nobelity"

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"Nobelity" by award-winning filmmaker and screen veteran of Friday Night Lights and The Sopranos Turk Pipkin will screen during the closing festivities at the new Port Saint Lucie Civic Center on Saturday, January 31st. Nobelity combines the insights of nine distinguished Nobel Laureates with a first-person view of world problems and the children who are most affected by them. Follow award-winning filmmaker Turk Pipkin's expedition to find answers to the world’s toughest questions as he trav...

NY independent film and video festival announces its fall dates

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New Yorkers in need of an indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from September 18 – 25 in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at the new 1930’s themed Hollywood club, Mansion (530 W28th Street) on Sep 18th f...

"I am, because WE are"

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Written and Produced by MADONNA!!! In a slightly nervous tone, and down to earth, non-eloquent manner, THE Madonna thanked everyone who attended and "The Tribeca Film Festival" for allowing her to present the film, as "it was distributed to other festivals, however, due to it's content, was not looked highly upon. I thank Jane Rosenthal and her risk taking behaviour. She's my kind of girl!!! I believe that the film is rewarding, creative and spiritual. I am grateful just to be sta...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

Race and Identity in South African filmmaking

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Race and Identity in South African filmmaking : Debate at EncountersIn the past few months there has been much debate about racial issues in the South African film arena. Tsotsi won the Oscar® and the whole country was celebrating, but there have been critical statements made about issues of representation of black identity in that film. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu made a statement during the TRC anniversary this year, stating that there are still white people who are not thankful for the ...

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World to premiere in Dubai

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In line with the ‘Cultural Bridge’ theme of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), multi-award winning helmer Albert Brooks’ LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD has been selected to have its world premiere in Dubai on December 15, 2005, as part of the festival’s second edition. DIFF will take place from December 11 – 17, 2005. The comedy will be screened in DIFF’s flagship “Operation Cultural Bridge” section, which underlines the event’s objectives to build cultural b...

First Dubai Film Festival Ends on High Note

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First Dubai Film Festival Ends on High Note, Impressing Industry Guests, Local Festival-goers, More than 18,000 screening tickets issued during six-day Festival The first Dubai International Film Festival ended on an upbeat note yesterday, with international celebrities and industry executives complimenting DIFF organizers on a promising and successful first Festival, and Festival-goers praising the diversity of cinema brought to these shores for the first time. More than 13,000 people from arou...

Tribeca - the Success of Diversity

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The Tribeca Film Festival - the Success of DiversityThough pundits have frequently called Tribeca a festival in search of an identity, its founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, or the co-chair Martin Scorcese are not concerned at all with that question. Nor does the third edition show an emerging branding of the festival. Tribeca is developing very well without the reputation of representing a particular programming philosophy, genres, or niche in the festival market. Co...

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