Political Film Society - Newsletter #122 - January 1, 2002



January 1, 2002


 

POLLS CLOSE ON NOMINATIONS FOR BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2001
December 31, 2001, was the last day to nominate films for Political Film Society awards. Films made outside the United States were noticeably numerous among the nominees for 2001. Two categories had more than five nominations, so the number of competing films must be reduced to five in accordance with Political Film Society rules. Newsletter #122, thus, contains two official ballots below.

There were five nominated films for the category DEMOCRACY, namely, AntiTrust, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Bread and Roses, Lumumba, and The Majestic.

For the category EXPOSÉ, which recognizes the importance of raising political consciousness by bringing to light little-known facts, twelve films were nominated, so select the best five from the ballot below:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Ali (    ) (    ) (    ) reveals Muhammed Ali’s views on racism
Baby Boy (    ) (    ) (    ) shows why Black youth stray into crime
Behind Enemy Lines (    ) (    ) (    ) shows the brutality of Serbs in Bosnian War
Born Under Libra (    ) (    ) (    ) gives details of sex discrimination in Iran
Bread and Roses (    ) (    ) (    ) true story about janitors strike in LA
Greenfingers (    ) (    ) (    ) how prisoners became expert gardeners
The Hidden Half (    ) (    ) (    ) gives details of sex discrimination in Iran
The Iron Ladies (    ) (    ) (    ) a gay volleyball team triumphs in Thailand
Journey to the Sun (    ) (    ) (    ) exposes Turkey’s anti-Kurd policies
Lumumba (    ) (    ) (    ) exposes the truth about the Congo patriot
Our Lady of the Assassins (    ) (    ) (    ) depicts chaos in the streets of Colombia
Uprising (    ) (    ) (    ) how Jews in Warsaw frustrated the Nazis

Ten films were nominated for raising consciousness of the need for greater HUMAN RIGHTS, so vote for the top five from the following:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Atlantis (    ) (    ) (    ) imperialistic conquest should never occur
Born Under Libra (    ) (    ) (    ) lunacy of sex discrimination in Iran
Bread and Roses (    ) (    ) (    ) even illegal alien workers have rights
The Closet (    ) (    ) (    ) job discrimination against gays does not pay
Focus (    ) (    ) (    ) why anti-Semitism poisons everyone
Greenfingers (    ) (    ) (    ) why the death penalty should be abolished
The Hidden Half (    ) (    ) (    ) lunacy of sex discrimination in Iran
The Iron Ladies (    ) (    ) (    ) gays should be allowed to compete in sports
Journey to the Sun (    ) (    ) (    ) why the Kurds deserve justice in Turkey
Lumumba (    ) (    ) (    ) how U.S. policy tolerated Mobutu’s tyranny

Finally, four films were nominated for raising consciousness about the superiority of PEACE over violence as a method for resolving human conflicts: Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Divided We Fall, Journey to the Sun, and Lumumba.

Political Film Society members must return ballots by February 1, 2002. A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Political Film Society will be convened at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, on Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. to count ballots. All Political Film Society members are invited to the meeting.