Political Film Review #561

VOTING BEGINS TO SELECT THE BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2017

Each year the Political Film Society gives awards for the best politically oriented films. Film directors receive the actual awards.

Accordingly, ballots below appear for all four categories of awards:

For the category DEMOCRACY, promoting increasing consciousness of the need for more political decisionmaking by the people rather than by elites, select only one from the following:

FILM TITLE YES NO UNDECIDED CONTENT (see full review on website)
Bitter Harvest (       ) (       ) (       ) How the USSR treated Ukraine imperialistically.
The Post (       ) (      ) (       ) Freedom of the press as a check on government.
Tickling Giants (       ) (       ) (       ) How comedy can serve as a check on government.
A United Kingdom (       ) (       ) (       ) How a people struggled for independence.

For the category EXPOSÉ, which recognizes the importance of raising political consciousness by bringing to light little-known facts, select one from the following:

FILM TITLE YES NO UNDECIDED CONTENT (see full review on website)
Alone in Berlin (       ) (       ) (       ) Hitler opponents spread anti messages in postcards
Darkest Hour (     ) (     ) (     ) Churchill’s election in 1941
The King’s Choice (       ) (       ) (       ) Norway’s king copes with Nazi invasion
Mark Felt (       ) (       ) (      ) The “Deep Throat” who helped to topple Nixon.
War Machine (       ) (       ) (       ) How the Afghan War is foolishly conducted

Vote for the top film for raising consciousness of the need for greater HUMAN RIGHTS:

FILM TITLE YES NO UNDECIDED CONTENT
13 Minutes (       ) (       ) (       ) Ineffectiveness of torture against political prisoner
Battle of the Sexes (       ) (       ) (       ) Billy Jean King shows sexism in Bobby Riggs & media
Marshall (       ) (       ) (       ) How Thurgood fought to end Black discrimination
The Post (       ) (       ) (       ) Freedom of the press
The Promise (       ) (       ) (       ) How Turkey committed genocide of Armenians

For raising consciousness of the need for greater use of PEACE as a preferred method for conflict resolution, vote for the one best film from the following:

FILM TITLE YES NO UNDECIDED CONTENT
The Journey (       ) (       ) (       ) How Northern Ireland achieved peace
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 February 28, 2018. A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Political Film Society will convene at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, CA on March 1, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. to count ballots. All Political Film Society members are invited to the meeting.