The 2011 POEFF will present 30 Official Selections out of a field of 148 international films addressing peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world. On Friday evening the festival will host a Special Presentation of “Radical Disciple, the Story of Father Pfleger”, the filmmakers, Bob Hercules and Keith Walker, will be in attendance for Q&A.
The Festival helps bring Chicago to the forefront of international efforts for peace and environmental recoveries, while bringing together filmmakers, academics and social activists in discussion panels and educational components in addition to the screenings.
Highlights include premieres of “Living for 32,” a documentary following a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre (Feb. 25), “Ronan’s Escape,” which personifies the issue of bullying in schools (Feb. 26), and “Concrete, Steel and Paint,” which tells of redemption between prisoners and victims (Feb. 27).
February 25 : 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
February 26 : 12:15 p.m. – 10 p.m.
February 27 : 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.