Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents its third Earth Charter Film Festival as a prelude to its 2015 Earth Charter Community Summit, cosponsored by the Ventura College International Studies Program.
Each film exemplifies principles of the Earth Charter.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
E.P. Foster Library Topping Room
To exemplify the principle of Ecological Integrity:
3:00 pm Tuk’e’m Mountain Ghost
10 minute short
Tuk’e’m is the Chumash word for mountain lion, which can also be interpreted as mountain ghost. This short documentary film is about the need for a wildlife corridor over the 101 freeway at Liberty Canyon and how you can get involved to help build it. The film was created by John Monday, a local student, musician and advocate for animal welfare.
To exemplify the principle of Respect and Care for the Community of Life :
3:30 pm The Case Against 8
BATTLES ARE WON BECAUSE THEY ARE FOUGHT.
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.
To exemplify the principle of Democracy, Non-violence and Peace:
6:00 pm I Was Her Age
Young British filmmaker Emma Baggott’s documentary follows the delegation of 8 Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors and accompanying youth on their journey around the world to share the horrors of nuclear weapons and appeal for their prohibition and eradication. Events were held in host cities around the world in the nuclear weapon states of Russia, the United States, France and India, for mayors, local officials and the community, focusing on the child survivors meeting local parents with children who are now the age the survivors were in 1945, as well as their teachers. Throughout the voyage the Hibakusha called on political leaders to support the Humanitarian Pledge (Austrian Pledge), which promised to “stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks.”
This film was created in collaboration with Peace Boat and Mayors for Peace.
To exemplify the principle of Social and Economic Justice:
6:45 Fed Up
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong.
FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig,
FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
8:45: Tuk’e’m Mountain Ghost
A repeat showing of the short documentary.