Jeremy Gilley.
Jeremy Gilley
Yamina Benguigui.
Yamina Benguigui
Susan Sarandon.
Susan Sarandon
Imam Ashafa & Pastor James Wuye, Elsa Zylberstein, Jeremy Gilley.
Imam Ashafa & Pastor James Wuye, Elsa Zylberstein, Jeremy Gilley
Carole Bouquet, Joël Soler, Jane Fonda, Yamina Benguigui.
Carole Bouquet, Joël Soler, Jane Fonda, Yamina Benguigui
Rama Yade.
Rama Yade
Screenings : the film Day After Peace by Jeremy Gilley, starring Jude Law and Annie Lennox (among others), exposes Jeremy Gilley’s efforts to create an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date. United Nations General Assembly resolution of September 21st as Peace Day was unanimously adopted by UN member states.

Debates : This annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence sparked . notable ] speeches from H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan, the activist Bob Geldof, actress Meg Ryan, Secretary of State in charge of Human Rights Rama Yade, the secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Bekele Geleta and the Deputy Mayor of Paris Yamina Benguigui in Geneva as well as in Paris.

: The educational system as means of change: Cinéma Vérité works on activating the French and Swiss educational systems to increase future generation’s awareness. The “Peace One Day” foundation, born by the determination of its founder Jeremy Gilley, will communicate on the follow up in the 2009 edition.
The Day After Peace, by Jeremy Gilley.
Screenings : The film The Shape of Water by Kum Kum Bhavnani, narrated by Susan Sarandon, opened new perspectives on the creative women’s role, in particular for those facing relevant issues in third world countries.

Debates : in Geneva Homayra Sellier, founder of “Innocence in Danger”,initiated the debate following the screening with six remarkable women, founders and presidents of well known NGOs. This gathering helped begin a collaboration between the NGOs and filmmakers liable to illustrate their concerns and communicate their messages on specific issues. These organizations unanimously stated the importance of film, the power of images combined with their support of global issues.
In Abu Dhabi the debate centered on Susan Sarandon, Carole Bouquet, Yamina Benguigui and Yousra, Youssef Chahine’s fetish actress, as well as several highly empowered women from the European and Middle Eastern movie industries with Jane Fonda in the audience.

Actions : All participants were able to synergize their actions. The NGOs in attendance in Geneva were focusing on the defence of children rights. The debate lead by specialists, psychiatrists and child-psychiatrists, in particular Dr. Raymond Traube, influenced Swiss politicians to implement a law on non-applicability of statutory limitations to paedo-criminality.
The Shape of Water de Kum Kum Bahvnani.
Screenings : Cinéma Vérité 2008 screened 30 films followed by discussions and Q&A with the authors, in order to open our minds and expand our horizons on the issues of building bridges between East and West, highlighting the development of interethnic reconciliation in Africa and better understanding the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Debates : The film The Imam and the Pastor by Alan Channer, was presented by its main characters the Imam Muhammad Ashafa and the Pastor James Wuye, former enemies, co- founders of the Muslim-Christian Interfaith Mediation Centre in Nigeria, leading task-forces to resolve conflicts across the country. H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan and former Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Arab States in charge of Arab-Africa dialogue and President of Initiatives of Change International Mohamed Sahnoun,
Soccer player and activist Lilian Thuram, actresses Meg Ryan and Elsa Zylberstein together with Nobel Laureate for Peace Wangari Maathai all emphasize the crucial need of developing intercultural dialogue and understanding.

Actions : commitment concentrated on the promotion and financing of projects related to the intercultural understanding and dialogue, such as
-, in association with awarded financial prizes (2,800€) to two young Swiss moviemakers for their projects on intercultural dialogue.
- A logistic aid has been granted to support the Arabic translation and subtitling of the film The Imam & the Pastor by Alan Channer, for distribution in the Arab world especially in conflict areas.
- Cinéma Vérité will financially support a project on the intercultural dialogue and understanding. The grant and the name of the beneficiary organization will be announced in 2009.
L’Imam & Le Pasteur, by Alan Channer.
Screenings : The film Je Veux Voir / I want to see by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, starring Catherine Deneuve, brought attention to the current situation in Lebanon. During the Cinéma Vérité 2008 closing ceremony, excerpts of the film Under the Bombs, by Lebanese filmmaker Philippe Aractingi, reminded us to never forget the suffering of civilians, particularly the victims of landmines and cluster bombs.

Debates : A debate with Catherine Deneuve, several representatives of the United Nations, a Lebanese government official and filmmaker Philippe Aractingi was broadcasted on Abu Dhabi National TV.

Actions : A great number of participants to the 2008 Cinéma Vérité Tribunes signed the ICBL appeal to encourage all countries to join the Treaty banning cluster bombs. Cinéma Vérité supports the 2009 release of the film Year Zero about the landmine situation in Cambodia which was partially financed by the Cinéma Vérité Fund.
"Je Veux Voir" by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, with Catherine Deneuve.
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