2013 New York Peace Film Festival

When 9 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013
Where P.O. Box 3810
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
United States

Nagasaki Cultural Telescoping Corporation, Telling the Story of the Atomic Bomb, 47 minutes. Courtesy of filmmaker

March 9 – March 10 2013

Saturday, March 9

1:30pm The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age by Robert Richter, produced with Dr. Kathleen Sullivan; 40 minutes; Q&A with Robert Richter and co-producer Kathleen Sullivan.

2:45 pm Forbidden Ground, Fukushima by Kazunori Kurimoto; 57 minutes.  Q&A with Taku Nishimae, one of the producers.  U.S. premiere.

4:30pm Telling the Story of the Atomic Bomb by Nagasaki Cultural Telecasting Corporation; 47 minutes.  U.S. premiere.

5:30pm Barefoot Gen by Mori Masaki, written and produced by Keiji Nakazawa; 1 hour 24 minutes.  Our classic film this season.

7pm Barefoot Gen’s Hiroshima by Yuko Ishida, produced by Kuniko Watanabe & Tomo Corporation; 1 hour 17 minutes, followed by Q&A with filmmakers Yuko Ishida along with Tomoko Watanabe, and Kuniko Watanabe in Hiroshima via Skype.

Sunday, March 10

1:30 pm Nowhere Left to Go; the Jahalin Bedouin by Harvey Stein; 29 minutes.  Q&A with members of the production team.

2:30pm The Palace by Anthony Maras; 17 minutes.

3pm M.I.S., The Human Secret Weapon by Junichi Suzuki; 1 hour 40 minutes.

5pm Souvenir Srebrenica by Roberta Biagiarelli; 1 hour 5 minutes.

6:15pm The Transhumance of Peace: An Italian/Bosnian Mountain Road Movie by Roberta Biagiarelli; 50 minutes.  Q&A with Roberta Biagiarelli viaskype.

Press Release:

New York, NY – The Sixth Annual New York Peace Film Festival (NYPFF) starts with a kickoff party Friday, March 8 at 7pm at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th & 80th Streets), followed by two days of screenings at the same location.  The Peace & Justice Task Force of All Souls Unitarian Church is again co-sponsoring this year’s festival.  The opening gala will feature a number of the film makers whose works will be screened in the festival speaking about their films. The public is invited free of charge to the kick-off party, but an RSVP for attending the party is requested and should be sent to info@nypeacefilmfest.com or by calling 917-692-2210.

The following two-day festival will screen 10 films, including documentary shorts, full-length documentaries, a short film that is not a documentary, and the 1982 animated Japanese anti-nuclear classic, Barefoot Gen based on the comic book character created by Hiroshima survivor Keiji Nakazawa, who’s childhood experiences of the bombing and its aftermath are closely paralleled by his main character.  Saturday’s screenings are dedicated to the nuclear issue—both nuclear power and nuclear weapons, in commemoration of the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, while on Sunday the films are a potpourri dealing with issues from around the globe.

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