The power of the media – and of film – can be used to develop greater understanding and tolerance, and can contribute to defusing conflict rather than inflaming it. Films can demonstrate, in informative and entertaining ways, that workable solutions can be found to contentious problems.
Our goals in sponsoring the Series are to:
- Showcase films that contribute to preventing and reducing conflict
- Honor filmmakers who work within this framework
- Encourage future productions that promote understanding, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence
- Popularize this kind of filmmaking
- Move audiences from viewing to dialogue to action Source: http://www.sfcg.org/programmes/filmfestival/programmes_filmseries.html