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PANELS & EVENTS | Global Peace Film Festival
Sept. 19-25, 2016 | Orlando, FL


2015 Student Art Exhibit

All panel discussions are free, and do not require tickets. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Panel Discussion: Peace Pitch

Wednesday, September 30, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park. FREE.
Memoir of an Honest Voice is a 15-minute short film by Nigerian filmmaker Aloaye Melvin Omoake that is the trailer for a feature-length dramatization of the life of Mariatu Kamara. At the age of 16, she was caught up in the civil war in Sierra Leone who finds a new life in Canada where she becomes a UNICEF special representative for children in armed conflict.

Panel Discussion: What is Peace?

Thursday, October 1, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park. FREE.
Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation Executive Director Brian Rusch leads a panel in a discussion of what it means to strive for a world of peace with justice.

Panel Discussion: Making Films that Make a Difference

Friday, October 2, 4pm, SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park. FREE.
Featuring filmmakers whose work is featured in the festival and a special guest from the South Asian Film Festival, the panel will discuss their commitment to independent film and the special challenges they face, often telling stories that are outside of the mainstream.

Panel Discussion: Media Dialogue

Saturday, October 3, 11am, SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park. FREE.
Journalists and special guests discuss pressing social issues as relates to media coverage and reporting.

Panel Discussion: Interfaith Dialogue

Sunday, October 4, 7pm, Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, Winter Park.
Following the screening of “The Armor of Light” at 5:30pm, a panel of leaders from different faiths will talk about taking action regarding the issues raised in the film. Ticket for the film required.


Public Talks

at Fashion Square, outside Premiere Cinemas

Thursday, October 1, noon.
Hear from Brian Rusch, Executive Director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation about the work of his organization.

Friday, October 2, noon.
Filmmaker Casper Wong talks about the Peace Pod Project and her film The LuLu Sessions.

Saturday, October 2, noon.
Filmmakers discuss their work that is being shown in the festival.

Art Exhibit

K-12 Peace Art Exhibit, Orlando City Hall Rotunda
400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando

See the work of K-12 Orange County Public School students
Open throughout the festival (8am – 5pm). FREE
Opening reception and awards presentation, Monday, Sept. 28, 5:30 – 6:30pm. FREE

Art Exhibit 2014

Photo from the 2014 exhibit,

Art Exhibit 2014

Photo from the 2014 exhibit.