Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #3

Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #3

Films Included

CRACKS  (Short Narrative, Belgium, 9 min) - Directed by Koen Van Sande

"When a bourgeois couple needs to park their expensive car in an Arab neighborhood of Brussels, an inevitable misunderstanding with the locals turns into a paralyzing panic." In Arabic and Dutch with subtitles


iWitness  (Short Narrative, Greece, 8 min) - Directed by Georgios Mastrakoulis

"A recording of a man's assault by a group of young men goes viral. Life through a lens proves to be far more engaging than the real thing; however, this expose' holds an interesting twist of consequence." In Modern Greek with subtitles


Three Boats (three documentary poems)  (Short Documentary, USA, 12 min) - Directed by Irina Patkanian

"An intimate look at the refugee crisis within the eyes of the bewildered children of Syria: one-third of the 1.5 million over the past year; 4.8 million overall since January 2015." In Arabic with subtitles


The Gathering  (Short Documentary, USA, 24 min) - Directed by Micki Dickoff

"Witness to Innocence, the largest organization of death row exonerees in the country, some having spent decades on death row for murders they didn't commit, come together once a year to share their thoughts and feelings, fears and dreams with the only people who really understand."

Q&A with Director Micki Dickoff, Randy Steidl, Nathson (Nate) Fields, and Magdaleno "Leno" Rose-Avila following the conclusion of THE GATHERING.


UBUNTU - The Peace Exchange  (Short Documentary, USA/South Africa, 14 min) - Directed by Chad Rispalje & Jessica Work (Free Spirit PRO)

"Chicago-based The Peace Exchange sends students from violence-plagued neighborhoods traveled to South Africa in the summer of 2016, 22 years after the end of apartheid, to prepare them to become the Peace Builders needed back in their communities.

Q&A with Co-Directors Chad Rispalje and Jessica Work and The Peace Exchange Peace Builders & Staff following the conclusion of the last film.


Following the Q&A will be a presentation of the 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival Community Action Award to The Peace Exchange.

The Community Action Award is presented to a Chicago Organization that is taking significant steps in its community to promote peace, nonviolence, understanding, tolerance and a greater awareness of issues facing the community and its residence.

Technical Information

Run Time: 87 mins
Format: Digital