Political Film Review #615

FINAL VOTING CONTINUES FOR BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2019

Among twenty-two films nominated by the Political Film Society for 2019 in each of four categories, the list has been narrowed to a final ballot. In the preliminary voting in January, there was a stark contrast between selections: Some favored by one or more voters were rejected by the same number and thus taken off the ballot. What remains are the films indicated below:

Vote for the ONE film that best raises consciousness about the need for DEMOCRACY:

FILM TITLE YES NO CONTENT
Official Secrets     How countries were forced to support Iraq War until blackmailing was exposed.
The Report     Bush administration‘s use of torture exposed despite CIA pressure

Among EXPOSÉ films, vote for the ONE film that bests bring to light lesser known political facts:

FILM TITLE YES NO CONTENT
15 Minutes of War     French attack on Somali terrorists in 1976
Capernaum     Child sues Syrian parents for being born
Harriet     Biopic of Harriet Tubman
The Invisibles     1,700 Berlin Jews survived Nazi Germany
Mob Town     How the FBI finally focused on the Mafia
 

Vote to accept the ONE film that best promotes the value of HUMAN RIGHTS:

FILM TITLE YES NO CONTENT
Ashes in the Snow     Soviet mistreatment of prisoners in Lithuania
Capernaum     How Syrian refugees cope in Lebanon
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians     How Romanians refuse to acknowledge their guilt over their version of the Holocaust
 

Vote for the ONE film that best promotes the need for PEACE:

FILM TITLE YES NO CONTENT
15 Minutes of War     French attack on Somali terrorists in 1976
Ashes in the Snow     Soviet attack on Lithuania in 1941
Jirga     Former U.S. soldier seeks to compensate a family he shot during the Afghan War.
Official Secrets     How countries were forced to support Iraq War until blackmailing was exposed.
 

The Political Film Society Board of Directors will meet on Sunday, March 1, at 9 a.m. (8481 Allenwood Road, LA 90046) to count ballots. Winners will be announced after the ballots have been counted. Directors of the winning films are then presented with framed award certificates on behalf of members of the Political Film Society.