Political Film Society - Newsletter #268 - January 1, 2007
 



January 1, 2007


 

NOMINATIONS CLOSE FOR BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2006
December 31 was the last day to nominate films for Political Film Society awards for 2006. Since the Political Film Society rules require that each list must be reduced to the five best in each category, the ballot below asks members to accept the top five (5) in each category by January 31. Voting to narrow the five to the winner will take place during February.

HOW TO VOTE IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ALL THE FILMS
The three voting choices have special meanings. If you mark ACCEPT, you are saying that you agree, after seeing the film, that the content merits a possible award. If you mark DROP, you have seen the film and believe that the content is unworthy of consideration for an award. If you mark UNDECIDED, you have not seen the film or just have no opinion regarding the merits. Consult the Political Film Society website for reviews of all films. The deadline for all e-mail ballots is January 31, 2007. Return to polfilms@aol.com.

Select the best five from the category EXPOSÉ, fact-based films that raise political consciousness:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Cautiva (    ) (    ) (    ) Adoptions of children of Argentine “disappeared”
Fast Food Nation (    ) (    ) (    ) How illegal aliens work at a slaughterhouse
Glory Road (    ) (    ) (    ) First all-Black college basketball team
The Good Shepherd (    ) (    ) (    ) How the CIA began as a torture agency
Kekexili (    ) (    ) (    ) Chinese volunteer to stop antelope poachers
The Listening (    ) (    ) (    ) NSA aids industrial espionage of European firms
The Queen (    ) (    ) (    ) Tony Blair saves the monarchy re Lady Di
The Road to Guantánamo (    ) (    ) (    ) How innocent men end up as American prisoners
Sophie Scholl (    ) (    ) (    ) Germans reveal Hitler’s lies in 1943

Vote for the top five films that raise consciousness of the need for improvements in HUMAN RIGHTS:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Babel (    ) (    ) (    ) Mistreatment of “illegal aliens”
Blood Diamond (    ) (    ) (    ) Rebels chop off hands to enforce slavery
Cautiva (    ) (    ) (    ) Court restoration of a child to rightful family
Glory Road (    ) (    ) (    ) Bias against first all-Black college basketball team
The Last King of Scotland (    ) (    ) (    ) Idi Amin’s barbaric rule
The Listening (    ) (    ) (    ) NSA invasion of privacy
The Road to Guantánamo (    ) (    ) (    ) Torture techniques at Guantánamo
Sophie Scholl (    ) (    ) (    ) Denial of a free press & a show trial

Vote for the top five films that raise consciousness of the need for greater DEMOCRACY:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Cautiva (    ) (    ) (    ) Children awarded to families of coup leaders
Death of a President (    ) (    ) (    ) How Bush & Cheney have rolled back democracy
The Listening (    ) (    ) (    ) Unchecked NSA surveillance = tyranny
Man of the Year (    ) (    ) (    ) Voting machines can produce phony results
The Queen (    ) (    ) (    ) Public demands Queen Elizabeth to honor Lady Di
Sophie Scholl (    ) (    ) (    ) College students subvert Nazi Germany

Only three films were nominated for best film promoting peaceEnd of the Spear, Joyeux Noël, and Letters from Iwo Jima. The winner of the three will be selected from the ballot that will be sent to members on February 1.