Cinema for Peace to welcome Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-moon

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Cinema for Peace to welcome Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-moon

Pope Francis, Hillary Rodham Clinton and former UN chief Ban Ki-moon will be honored at the upcoming Cinema for Peace festival in Berlin on February 19.

The long-running program by the Cinema for Peace Foundation will also mark the inaugural World Forum on Democracy, Technology and the Future of Mankind.

The latter event, which will run from 18 to 19 February at the Allianz Forum next to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, aims to promote the renewal of democracy and freedom at a time when both are under threat.

The Cinema for Peace Foundation is an international non-profit organization created in 2008 whose mission is to promote change through film. Over the years it has worked with many stars including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.

Clinton and Ban will attend the February 19 ceremony in person while Pope Francis will attend via video-link. She will be presented with the Cinema for Peace Award by Sharon Stone, Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights lawyer Aleksandra Matvichuk and Irish singer-songwriter and political activist Bob Geldof.

The ceremony will also include the annual Cinema for Peace Awards ceremony, with the Cinema for Peace Awards celebrating films that tackle the perception and solutions to the global social, political and humanitarian challenges of our time.

This year’s nominees include area of ​​interest, oppenheimer, barbie And flower killer, Scroll down for complete list.

A special award will be given to filmmakers whose work supports the protection of Jewish life, in commemoration of the Holocaust and the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7, in which 1,200 people were killed and another 240 were taken hostage .

There will also be an auction of the offered items including stone artwork in the evening.

The gala guest list includes actors Helen Mirren, Omar Sy, Mario Adorf, Veronica Ferres, Thomas Kretschmann, Nastassja Kinski, Didi Hallervorden, Ben Baker, Jan Josef Leifers and German band The Bosshaus.

Also invited include Germany’s first female Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Finance Minister Christian Lindner and journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who rose to fame after protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on a live news bulletin.

Pope Francis to be honored with film Freedom On Fire: Ukraine’s fight for independence By Evgeny Afineevsky, for his contribution to the independence of Ukraine and humanitarian efforts to protect civilians and children.

Other events taking place under the ambit of the World Forum include world premieres The Quiet Diplomat: Ban Ki-moon and the Future of the United Nations This was followed by a discussion with Bain, as well as separate special evenings with Clinton and Stone.

Berlin’s Galerie Deshler will also host Stone’s art exhibition Totem, which will include works shown outside the United States for the first time.

Nominees for the 2024 Cinema for Peace Awards

Cinema for Peace Dove for Most Valuable Film of the Year 2024

  • American fiction by cord jefferson
  • barbie by greta gerwig
  • dumb money by Craig Gillespie
  • count by Paul Lahren
  • golda By Native Guy
  • The Killers of the Flower Moon by martin scorsese
  • one life by James Hawkes
  • oppenheimer by christopher nolan
  • past life by Celine Song
  • area of ​​interest By Jonathan Glazer

Cinema for Peace Dove for Most Valuable Documentary of the Year 2024

  • American Symphony by Matthew Heineman
  • hong kong mixtape San by San F Young
  • in the shadow of beirut By Gary Keane and Stephen Gerard Kelly
  • JFK: A Day in America by ella wright
  • kiss the future By Nenad Čičin-šain
  • Homeland By Hanna Badziecka and Alexander Mihalkovich

Cinema for Peace Dove 2024 for women empowerment

  • disappearance of shere hit by Nicole Newnham
  • four daughters By Kouthar Ben Hania
  • Frieda By Carla Gutierrez
  • invisible beauty By Bethan Hardison and Frederick Tcheng
  • Nyad By Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
  • smoke sauna sisterhood By Anna Sanket

The Cinema for Peace Dove for Political Film of the Year 2024

  • blix not bomb by Greta Stoklasova
  • Bobi Wine: The People’s President By Moses Bweyo and Christopher Sharp
  • neglectful By Karim Amer
  • invisible nation by vanessa hope
  • 6th January by Jules and Gédéon Naudet
  • Original by ava duvernay

Cinema for peace, dove for justice 2024

  • Justice by Doug Lyman
  • Lakota Nation v. United States by jesse short bull
  • sealed from the beginning by Roger Ross Williams
  • theater of violence By Łukasz Konopa and Emil Langbøll
  • war and justice Michele Gentile, by Marcus Vetter

International Green Film Award 2024

  • common ground By Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell
  • green planet By Paul Williams, Peter Bassett, Elizabeth Ockham and Rosie Thomas
  • life on our planet By Adam Chapman, Sophie Lanphear, Nick Schulingin-Jordan, Barney Revill and Gisele Sverdrup
  • mystery of elephants By Glenn Barden, Fleur Bone and Josh Helliker
  • whale nation by Jean-Albert Livre
  • we are patrons By Chelsea Green, Rob Grobman and Adivan Guajara
  • Cinema for Peace Dove on Global Health 2024
  • our body by Claire Simon
  • pay or die By Rachel Dyer and Scott Alexander Ruderman
  • Poison: The Dirty Truth About Your Food By Stephanie Sochtig
  • Still: A Michael J. fox movie by davis guggenheim
  • walls of bergamo by Stefano Savona

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