Political Film Newsletter #2

HAWAI`I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 2-16
One hundred films, mostly from Asia and the Pacific, will be presented in Hawai`i free of charge from November 2-16. PFS, as usual, will give an award to the film that best raises political consciousness. For more information, call the Festival office at (808) 528-3456; fax (808) 528-1410.

NOMINEES FOR BEST FILMS OF 1995
The following films are nominated for best raising political consciousness within four categories:

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

To nominate a 1995 film for a PFS award, write to the above address. Each year PFS members vote to select the best films in each category.

A POLITICS AND FILM SECTION FOR APSA?
During the American Political Science Association convention in Chicago, a petition circulated to obtain signatures of possible members of a Politics and Film Section within the American Political Science Association. If you are interested in becoming a charter member, whether you belong to APSA or not, 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.

SYLLABUS PROJECT LAUNCHED
One of the ideas raised at the Chicago 1995 PFS business meeting was to collect, bind, and reproduce syllabi for courses on political films. The following is now available:
#1 John Williams (Principia College).
To obtain a copy, simply send a $1 donation per paper requested to PFS, writing a check payable to the University of Hawai`i Foundation. If you have a syllabus to share, send a copy to the above address. All syllabus donors will receive all other syllabi free of charge.

WORKING PAPER SERIES BEGINS
Thanks to the excellent papers presented at the 1995 American Political Science Association convention in Chicago, PFS now has a Working Paper Series, consisting of the following:
#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”
To obtain a copy, simply send a $1 donation per paper requested to PFS, writing a check pay-able to the University of Hawai`i Foundation. If you have an unpublished paper on the subject of politics and film, send a copy. All paper donors will receive all other papers free of charge.

BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY
Send a check for $5, payable to the University of Hawai`i Foundation and mail to the Political Film Society. Provide your name and address to get on the mailing list for future newsletters and other publications.