The 2021 Global Peace Film Festival returns to the Winter Park Library featuring films from diverse perspectives and from across the globe. Visit http://peacefilmfest.org/ to view the complete movie schedule and purchase tickets. Presented by: Winter Park Library in partnership with The Global Peace Film Festival.
1:30 PM - SHE HAD A DREAM and COUNTER HISTORIES
SHE HAD A DREAM: EULA JOHNSON’S FIGHT TO DESEGREGATE BROWARD COUNTY
USA – 2021 – 14 mins. Director: Janay Joseph. Producers: Tara Chadwick, Janay Joseph
"She Had a Dream" is based on the personal account by Eula Johnson - in her own words - of what it was like organizing the 1961 Fort Lauderdale Beach Wade-Ins 60 years ago this summer. Created as a digital resource to accompany History Fort Lauderdale's educational presentation "Civil Rights in Fort Lauderdale," this film juxtaposes historical events with a powerful message that democracy requires active practice of civil duty.
COUNTER HISTORIES: ROCK HILL
USA – 2021 – 60 mins. Director: Fr3der1ck Taylor. Producer: Ellen Barnard
This multi award-winning documentary tells the story of one of the most significant, but not well-known, moments of the civil rights movement. The Friendship 9 staged a sit-in in Rock Hill, SC. They introduced and tested the “Jail No Bail” strategy that invigorates the movement and was the pre-cursor to the Freedom Rides. The film includes interviews and documents from five of the original participants of the sit-in.
4:00 PM - CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?
USA – 2020 – 97 mins. Director: Jim Cricchi. Producers: Susan Peters, Jim Cricchi
Small-town activism. Nail-biting elections. A last-minute power grab. In Wisconsin, where extreme partisanship has become the norm, voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers. Through the stories of four tireless women fighting to have their voices heard, CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? unravels the ways that years of minority rule by one-party have reshaped democracy in Wisconsin—a state at the heart of American politics.
6:30 PM - LOVE REACHES EVERYWHERE
USA – 2020 – 35 mins. Director: Sean Bloomfield. Producer: Cimela Kidonakis
Actor Gerard Butler embarks on a life-changing journey to see how his mother's favorite non-profit organization transforms the lives of children in some of the world's poorest countries.