Tuesday, September 20, 2005

UNATFF 2005-United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival-September 24 and 25

UNATFF 2005
United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival

Faces of Hope and Courage:
Connecting with Humanity
A documentary film festival as well as Q&A with film directors at the Kennedy School of Government's Wiener Auditorium (Taubman Building)and Boston University's Morse Auditorium

For schedules, film descriptions and advance ticket
information, go to:
http://www.bostonfilms.org


See below for Special Invitation for UNA-GB members to Opening Reception

"These films tell very human stories . . . small,personal stories that are metaphors for larger problems. They are unique, inspiring films made by passionate people. The stories are compelling. The UNA Film Festival provides an amazing opportunity
to see films you simply cannot see anywhere else."
-- 2004 Festival Attendee

The films:
A Great Wonder: Lost Children of Sudan
Afghanistan Unveiled
Against the Tide of History:
Landmines in Casamance
Dying to Leave: Slaves of the Free Market
From Chechnya to Chernobyl
Haram: Yemen, The Hidden Half Speaks
I Promise Africa
In Rwanda We Say...The Family that Does not Speak, Dies
In the Company of Fear
Juvies
Living with Slim: Kids Talk About HIV/AIDS
Paradise Lost
StandFast: Trip to Sudan
Stolen Childhoods
Talk Mogadishu: Media Under Fire
The UN: Working for US All
Woman by Woman

All films screened at both locations, on alternate days.

UNAFF:
Founded at Stanford, the UNAFF screens documentaries by international filmmakers. The films deal with topics such as human rights,environmental survival, women's issues, children, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view films
that are rarely screened for public audiences to become familiar with global problems, and to provide a better understanding of the means to address these problems.


Ticket Prices, September 24 and 25
Day: $25 1/2 Day: $15
Student Day: $15 Student 1/2 Day: $10

Presented by:
United Nations Association of Greater Boston
The Kennedy School New England Alumni Association

In Cooperation with:
BU Student Pugwash
The Stanford Club of New England

For further information, please visit www.bostonfilms.org, or contact
United Nations Association of Greater Boston
Tel: 617-482-4587
Email: info@unagb.org, or visit our web site at www.unagb.org.


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Special Invitation for UNA-GB members to Opening Reception

Opening Reception and Screening of The Peacekeepers, Friday, February 23

You are invited to support UNATFF Boston as a Friend of the Festival, $100

Friends of the Festival are invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, September 23 at 6pm and to the special screening of the Canadian Film Board's "The Peacekeepers" with director Paul Cowan in attendance at 7pm.
Held at the Kennedy School, Taubman Building.
Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General Boston.
Seating Limited. Advance reservation required.
Members of Presenting Organizations will be given priority.
Sign up online or call UNA-GB at 617-482-4587.

The Peacekeepers
Director: Paul Cowan
83 min.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada with unprecedented access to the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping, The Peacekeepers provides an intimate and dramatic portrait of the struggle to save "a failed state." The film follows the determined and often desperate manoeuvres to avert another Rwandan disaster, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the DRC).
Focusing on the UN mission, the film cuts back and forth between the United Nations headquarters in New York and events on the ground in the DRC.
We are with the peacekeepers in the 'Crisis Room' as they balance the risk of loss of life on the ground with the enormous sums of money required from uncertain donor countries. We are with UN troops as the northeast Congo erupts and the future of the DRC, if not all of central Africa, hangs in the balance.

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