Art can transform lives and the Peace On Earth Film Festival certainly inspires through film. The festival showcases several films that are committed to furthering the causes of nonviolence, social justice, and charity. The Peace on Earth Film Festival is presented by Transcendence Global Media along with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The festival will showcase documentaries like Child 31, which tells the story of Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and Mary’s Meals, an organization that delivers meals in the African countries of Malawi and Kenya in addition to India. The festival will also feature inspiring student-made films like Graceland Girls about Kenyan girls struggling to get a quality education despite crushing obstacles.
The festival not only shows excellent movies, but offers a voice to people. The non-profit festival offers the Dialogue for Peace Outreach Program. The program shows films in communities affected by violence in Chicago in the hopes of fostering non-violent solutions to problems. There is also the Student Voices for Peace Showcase, which shows films to middle-schools about peace and nonviolence. Film-goers can not only attend the festival, but donate to help the festival continue to help people through their films. For the most meaningful films that truly make a difference, Chicagoans should attend the Peace on Earth Film Festival.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center ‘s Claudia Cassidy Theatre
78 East Washington
Chicago, Illinois, 60602
TICKETS: Free admission.