Political Film Review #560

VOTING CONTINUES ON NOMINATIONS FOR BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2017

Each year the Political Film Society gives awards for the best politically oriented films, and 2017 has many more than 2016. Political Film Society rules require the number of nominated films to be reduced to five in each category. Accordingly, a ballot below:

 

There were only four films nominated for the category DEMOCRACY for promoting increasing consciousness of the need for more political decisionmaking by the people rather than by elites (Bitter Harvest, The Post, Tickling Giants, A United Kingdom). Voting to choose the best of 2017 will occur during February.

 

For the category EXPOSÉ, which recognizes the importance of raising political consciousness by bringing to light little-known facts, eighteen films were nominated, so select the best five:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT (see full review on website)
13 Minutes (       ) (       ) (       ) Traces the first plot to kill Hitler
All the Money in the World (       ) (       ) (       ) Biopic of J. Paul Getty, his rise and fall
Alone in Berlin (       ) (       ) (       ) Hitler opponents spread anti messages in postcards
Bitter Harvest (       ) (       ) (       ) How the Ukraine was incorporated into the USSR
Darkest Hour (       ) (       ) (       ) Churchill’s election in 1941
Detroit (       ) (       ) (       ) Black riot against racism in 1943
The Divine Order (       ) (       ) (       ) German Swiss canton opposes women’s rights
The King’s Choice (       ) (       ) (       ) Norway’s king copes with Nazi invasion
Mark Felt (       ) (       ) (       ) The “Deep Throat” who helped to topple Nixon.
Marshall (       ) (       ) (       ) The life of Thurgood Marshall up to the Supreme Court
The Pirates of Somalia (       ) (       ) (       ) How a journalist found peaceful pirates
The Post (       ) (       ) (        ) Washington Post’s decision to print Pentagon Papers
Tickling Giants (       ) (       ) (       ) Cairo comedian amid Egypt’s political turmoil
Tom of Finland (       ) (       ) (       ) Life of cartoonist who drew gay SM porn
A United Kingdom (       ) (       ) (       ) How Botswana became independent
Victoria and Abdul (       ) (       ) (       ) Queen Victoria’s last escort—from India
War Machine (       ) (       ) (       ) How the Afghan War is foolishly conducted
The Zookeeper’s Wife (       ) (      ) (       ) How Warsaw Jews were saved by zookeepers

 

Vote for the top five films were nominated for raising consciousness of the need for greater HUMAN RIGHTS:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
13 Minutes (       ) (       ) (       ) Ineffectiveness of torture against political prisoner
Alone in Berlin (       ) (       ) (       ) How Nazis brainwashed Germans to persecute Jews
Battle of the Sexes (       ) (       ) (       ) Billy Jean King shows sexism in Bobby Riggs & media
Bitter Harvest (       ) (       ) (       ) How Stalin starved millions of Ukrainians
Brimstone (       ) (       ) (       ) Women used as sex slaves during the Gold Rush
Detroit (       ) (       ) (       ) Police brutality against Black nonprotesters
The Divine Order (       ) (       ) (       ) Women’s rights denied in a German Swiss canton 1971
In Dubious Battle (       ) (       ) (       ) Upton Sinclair’s picture of ag worker exploitation
LBJ (       ) (       ) (       ) Why Johnson favored civil rights
Marshall (       ) (       ) (       ) How Thurgood fought to end Black discrimination
The Post (       ) (       ) (       ) Freedom of the press
The Promise (       ) (       ) (       ) How Turkey committed genocide of Armenians
Trafficked (       ) (       ) (       ) How sex slaves are brought to the U.S. border
A United Kingdom (       ) (       ) (       ) British colonial mistreatment in Nyasaland
The Zookeeper’s Wife (       ) (       ) (       ) How Nazis forced Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto

Eight films were nominated for raising consciousness of the need for greater use of PEACE as a preferred method for

conflict resolution, so vote for the top five from the following:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Bitter Harvest (       ) (       ) (       ) Efforts to stop Stalin’s mistreatment of Ukrainians
Detroit (       ) (       ) (       ) Why police brutality is unnecessary
The Journey (       ) (       ) (       ) How Northern Ireland achieved peace
The King’s Choice (       ) (       ) (       ) How Norway resisted Nazi conquerors
The Pirates of Somalia (       ) (       ) (       ) Normalization of relations with Somalia
The Post (       ) (       ) (       ) How the Vietnam War was based on lies.
A United Kingdom (       ) (       ) (       ) King abdicates to gain Botswana’s independence
War Machine (       ) (       ) (       ) Argument for why the Afghan War is futile

 

Political Film Society members must return ballots by January 31, 2018. A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Political Film Society will convene at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, CA on February 1, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. to count ballots. All Political Film Society members are invited to the meeting.