Political Film Review #325

BALLOTING FOR THE BEST FILMS OF 2008 CONTINUES UNTIL FEBRUARY 28
The final ballot for the best films of 2008 appears below. Political Film Society members can mark favorites in each category. The deadline for receipt of all email ballots is February 28.

Select the best film from the category EXPOSÉ, fact-based films that raise political consciousness:
( ) The Bank Job (Largest robbery in history is OK)
( ) Battle in Seattle (How globalization affects us all)
( ) The Counterfeiters (Nazis forced Jews to be counterfeiters)
( ) Defiance (Jews hide from Nazis in a forest)
( ) Still Life (Impact of 3 Gorges Dam in China)

Vote for the top film that raised consciousness of the need for improvements in HUMAN RIGHTS:
( ) Battle in Seattle ( Unnecessary police brutality)
( ) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Auschwitz’s impact on ordinary Germans, especially a child)
( ) Changeling (How police can mistreat women)
( ) Hunger (British mistreatment of IRA prisoners)
( ) Milk (The need to advance gay rights)

Vote for the top film that raised consciousness of the need for greater DEMOCRACY:
( ) Changeling (How police manipulated facts in LA)
( ) Flash of Genius (How corporations steal inventions)
( ) Milk (How a gay man got elected in SF)
( ) Nothing But the Truth (Why reporters should be protected from source disclosure subpoenas)

Vote for the top film that raised consciousness of the need for PEACE:
( ) Gran Torino (Adverse effect of war on GIs in Korea; the efficacy of nonviolence)
( ) Stop-Loss (Adverse effect of war on GIs in Iraq)

Winners in all four categories will be announced March 1, following a meeting of the Board of Directors at 11 a.m., March 1, at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, CA.

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