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5th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival


The 5th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival showcases a captivating exploration of film in the areas of nonviolence, tolerance and social justice, with all screenings free and open to the public.

The riveting and inspiring film A Whisper to a Roar, which chronicles democracy activists around the world, premieres in Chicago March 7 after a recent showing at the U.S. State Department (where it was live-streamed for U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world). Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “The stories in A Whisper to a Roar demonstrate that democracy is a product of tremendous sacrifice and that we all share in the responsibility to secure its promise for future generations.”

Other 2013 Festival highlights include: the World Premiere of the powerful and timely immigration documentary The Second Cooler narrated by Martin Sheen; the U.S. Premiere of Mexico’s Altman-esque pastiche 180 Grados; and the World Premiere of the metaphysical student short film Historias.

Of note, Latino Night, featuring films, filmmakers and issues about people in Mexico, Central and South America takes place Friday, March 8.

Started in 2008, the Peace on Earth Film Festival has been an annual event shining a light on filmmakers’ challenging perspectives regarding issues such as human rights, neighborhood violence, food deserts, domestic violence, bullying, war, world politics, environment, economics and more. The festival strives to put Chicago at the forefront of international efforts for peace and environmental recoveries, while bringing together filmmakers, academics and social activists in discussion panels and educational components.  Learn more at:

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