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2017 Panel Discussions | Global Peace Film Festival
Sept. 18-23, 2018 | Orlando, FL

2017 Panel Discussions

Due to Hurricane Irma, the following events have been cancelled or postponed:

  • The K-12 Peace Art Exhibit in Orlando City Hall has been postponed;
  • The One Voice Orlando screenings on Friday, Sept. 22, of Love the Sinner for Somos Orlando have been cancelled;
  • And the Media Dialogue panel discussion, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, has been cancelled.

The rest of the festival screenings and events will run as scheduled.


Wednesday, September 20, 4pm, Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park.  FREE.

Join Brian Rusch and Micki Meyer in conversation about peace activism, community and resilience.  Brian is the Executive Director of the Human Thread Foundation.  He previously held leadership positions at the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the Dalai Lama Foundation and Project Happiness.  Micki is the Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs – Community.  


Thursday, September 21, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park.  FREE.  

Nature doesn’t work in straight edges so why should we expect gender to do so? 2 B Me is a documentary work-in-progress, an insightful adventure into understanding the gender spectrum through the eyes of individuals fighting to preserve their true identity in a world not quite ready for them.

Producer/director Sylvia Caminer and producer Venance Ndibalema will show clips from and discuss their upcoming film.


Friday, September 22, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park.  FREE.

Hear from filmmakers whose work is featured in the festival. The panelists will discuss their commitment to independent film and the special challenges they face, often telling stories that are outside of the mainstream.


Saturday, September 23, 11am, SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park.  FREE.  

Central Florida Association of Black Journalists members and their special guests discuss pressing social issues as relates to media coverage and reporting.


Sunday, September 24, Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park. Film at 6pm; discussion follows the film.  Tickets required for the film.

Following the screening of How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story, at 7:30pm, a panel of leaders from different faiths will talk about taking action regarding the issues raised in the film.