Political Film Society - Newsletter #300 - January 16, 2008
 



January 16, 2008


 

BALLOTING CONTINUES FOR 2007 POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY AWARDS
Political Film Society rules require that each list must be reduced to the best five in each category. Ballots below ask members to accept up to 5 per category by January 31. “Undecided” is for films not viewed.
Select the best five from the category EXPOSÉ, fact-based films that raise political consciousness:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
American Gangster (    ) (    ) (    ) ¾ of NYPD’s narc unit are caught on the take
Amu (    ) (    ) (    ) Indian government’s complicity in 1984 riots
Bamako (    ) (    ) (    ) World Bank on trial for neglecting Africa’s needs
Beyond the Gates (    ) (    ) (    ) why Hutus shot down Rwanda’s Hutu president
Black Book (    ) (    ) (    ) postwar vengeance against Nazi collaborators
Black Friday (    ) (    ) (    ) Indian government’s complicity in 1993 riots
Breach (    ) (    ) (    ) how the FBI caught America’s top CIA counterspy
Charlie Wilson's War (    ) (    ) (    ) the CIA covertly defeats the Soviets in Afghanistan
The Great Debaters (    ) (    ) (    ) Black college debaters will a national championship
Holly (    ) (    ) (    ) how Asian girls are trapped in prostitution
The Hunting Party (    ) (    ) (    ) why NATO has never caught Bosnian war criminals
A Mighty Heart (    ) (    ) (    ) D. Pearl’s kidnapping to retaliate for Guantánamo
Offside (    ) (    ) (    ) how Iranian women sought to attend a sports event
Persepolis (    ) (    ) (    ) true story of Iran’s politics from 1921- present
Redacted (    ) (    ) (    ) Army coverup of war crimes by GIs in Iraq
September Dawn (    ) (    ) (    ) why Mormons massacred non-Mormons in 1857
The Situation (    ) (    ) (    ) coverup of GI war criminals in Iraq
Strange Culture (    ) (    ) (    ) an art professor is wrongly accused of terrorism
There Will Be Blood (    ) (    ) (    ) the immorality of capitalism
Trade (    ) (    ) (    ) sex slaves in the United States
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (    ) (    ) (    ) aspirations of socialists for Irish independence

Vote for the top five films that raise consciousness of the need for improvements in HUMAN RIGHTS:
FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Amazing Grace (    ) (    ) (    ) how Britain abolished slavery
Bamako (    ) (    ) (    ) deterioration in quality of life due to World Bank
Beyond the Gates (    ) (    ) (    ) the Rwandan genocide
Charlie Wilson's War (    ) (    ) (    ) the Soviet genocidal campaign in Afghanistan
Holly (    ) (    ) (    ) how the poor sell daughters to the sex trade
The Hunting Party (    ) (    ) (    ) the war crimes in the Bosnian Civil War
In the Valley of Elah (    ) (    ) (    ) why American soldiers commit war crimes
Offside (    ) (    ) (    ) Iran’s discrimination against women in sports
Persepolis (    ) (    ) (    ) violations during the Shah & currently in Iran
Pierrepoint (    ) (    ) (    ) biopic of Britain’s “humane” executioner
Redacted (    ) (    ) (    ) rape & excessive force by American GIs in Iraq
Rendition (    ) (    ) (    ) terrorist suspects tortured with U.S. complicity
September Dawn (    ) (    ) (    ) the Mormon’s massacre of 120 innocents
Southland Tales (    ) (    ) (    ) predicts an Orwellian future if the USA is nuked
Strange Culture (    ) (    ) (    ) denial of legal rights to an art professor
Trade (    ) (    ) (    ) sex trafficking into the United States

Vote for the top five films that raise consciousness of the need for PEACE:
FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Black Friday (    ) (    ) (    ) how communal violence begets violence in India
In the Valley of Elah (    ) (    ) (    ) how the Iraq War has poisoned the minds of GIs
O Jerusalem (    ) (    ) (    ) the need for peace between Israelis & Palestinians
Pierrepoint (    ) (    ) (    ) why Britain’s top executioner resigned
Redacted (    ) (    ) (    ) lacking a clear mission, GIs murder/rape Iraqis
September Dawn (    ) (    ) (    ) how religion inspires senseless violence
The Situation (    ) (    ) (    ) lacking a clear mission, GIs murder Iraqis

Only three films were nominated for best film promoting DEMOCRACYAmazing Grace, September Dawn, and Shooter. The winner will be selected from the final ballot that will be sent to members following the meeting of the Board of Directors at 11 a.m., February 2, at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, CA.