Political Film Newsletter #3

HAWAI`I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HELD
One hundred films, mostly from Asia and the Pacific, were presented in Hawai`i free of charge from November 2-16. PFS, as usual, will give an award to the film that best raised political consciousness. To nominate a film that appeared, send a letter to the Society.

NOMINEES FOR BEST FILMS OF 1995
The latest nominee for an award for raising political consciousness regarding human rights is The Scarlet Letter. Although criticized for deviating from the book of the same title, the film did serve to warn filmviewers of the dangers of an ultimate conservative agenda that may be pushed by the Christian Coalition.
Thus far, the following films have been nominated for best raising political consciousness in 1995 within four categories:

DEMOCRACY Beyond Rangoon
EXPOSÉ Beyond Rangoon
HUMAN RIGHTS Beyond Rangoon
Murder in the First
Picture Bride
The Scarlet Letter
PEACE Beyond Rangoon

To nominate a 1995 film for a PFS award, write to the above address by December 31. PFS members vote on the best films in these categories each year.

A POLITICS AND FILM SECTION FOR APSA?
During the recent American Political Science Association convention in Chicago, a petition circulated to obtain signatures of possible members of a Politics and Film Section within APSA. If you want to become a charter member, please write to us, giving your name, address/telephone/fax/E-Mail information, and a pledge to join the Politics and Film Section when it becomes a reality.

NEW SYLLABUS & WORKING PAPERS
Three Politics & Film Syllabi are now available:
#1 John Williams
#2 Ernest Giglio (new!)
#3 Henry Kariel (new!)
The following Working Papers are now available:
#1 Michael Genovese, “Art & Politics: The Political Film as a Pedagogical Tool”
#2 Don Morlan, “Pre-World War II Propaganda: Film as Controversy”
#3 Ernest Giglio, “From Riefenstahl to the Three Stooges: Defining the Political Film”
#4 John Williams, “The Real Oliver North Loses: The Reel Bob Roberts Wins”
#5 Robert Savage, “Popular Film & Popular Communication” (new!)
To obtain a copy, send a $1 donation per item requested to PFS, with a check payable to the “University of Hawai`i Foundation.” If you have a syllabus or unpublished paper on the sub- ject of politics and film, send a copy. All paper and syllabus donors will receive all other items free of charge.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY FOR ONLY $5!
Send a check for $5, payable to the “University of Hawai`i Foundation,” and mail to the Society at the above address. Provide your name and address to get on the mailing list for future newsletters and other publications in 1996.

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Free postage for Society newsletters ends December 31. Please send your fax number/E-Mail address to stay on the mailing list of the Political Film.