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8th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival

The 8th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival showcases new international films telling stories and events that happened or are currently occurring in Chicago and the world. All screenings are free and open to the public March 3rd-6th 2016 at Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater.

2016’s themes include food, world hunger, and animal rights in the Oneness of Self and Environment; peace after 9.11, Syrian and Middle East refugees life experiences in Refugees, Terrorism, Conflict and Resolution; Jewish children, India’s public outrage on rape and child predators in Human Rights: Women and Children’s Rights; the affects of bombings of Pan Am and Nagasaki in The Interconnection of Life, and survival and transformative stories about Ukraine, South Africa, South America and Canada in Restoring Justice

Directors and cast are attending, answering Q&A’s and joining peace panel discussions. Friday night will honor the co-founder of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn.

Saturday morning features Student Filmmaker Showcase highlighting a Northwestern University film on Chicago’s police brutality to a young man speaking out, and the negative effects on female genital mutilation by Free Spirit Media.

About the Peace on Earth Film Festival

Now in its eighth year, Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF), the primary project of Transcendence Global Media, NFP, is a not-for-profit festival established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent filmmakers from around the world on the themes of peace, nonviolence, social justice and eco-balance. POEFF endeavors to enlighten and empower individuals, families, and communities to step out of the ignorance of conflict, violence and divisiveness, into the light of communication, consideration, tolerance and understanding. For more information and complete schedule, visit www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org.

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