PRESS RELEASE—For immediate release July 16, 2007
Livonia—A unique mini-film festival of peace and nonviolence themes is guaranteed to rejuvenate the social consciousness of all those who attend. Featuring more than a dozen full length and short films, the non denominational showings will provide the viewer with the insights of outspoken advocates of civil rights, best selling authors, religious and spiritual leaders, contemporary thinkers, and enlightened teachers.
The films will be screened in three viewing rooms Saturday, September 15, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Madonna University, Levan and I-96 in Livonia. The festival activities will be sponsored and hosted by the members of the Citizens for Peace.
Some of those being featured are Marianne Williamson, Howard Zinn, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Rev. Michael Beckwith, authors Gary Renard and Mathew Kelly, the Surfing Rabbi, Nachum Shiffren and many more members of the cultural evolution towards peace and non violence. Also to be shown will be the stories of two ordinary men thrown into extraordinary circumstances of forgiveness by the loss of a child; one whose daughter was a victim of the 9/11 tragedy and the other, whose son was murdered, became best friends with the murderer’s guardian, and together they launched a nationwide crusade.
Some of these films have not appeared on television or in theaters. The lineup:
Living Luminaries (12:30 & 3:30) A young man’s quest for happiness leads him
to seek out some of the most inspirational
thought provoking minds of our day. A
The Secret (2:00) How to achieve success, by those who did it.
Humanity Ascending (5:00) Discusses how to transform ourselves to
achieve our vast potential.
The Peace dvd (12:30) A call to join others worldwide in the struggle
for peace and justice.
Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2:45) One of the
pillars of the civil rights movement, this extra
ordinary man has been a catalyst for pro-
gressive change for more than 60 years.
Peace One Day (4:00) Shows the power of one man who, in a
Critical Mass (12:30) Follows a young woman’s developing
Highlights from the Department of Peace Conferences from Washington, D. C.
Forgiveness is the theme of Azim Khamisa’s heart wrenching
Remembering 9/11 – John Titus of Schoolcraft College shares his
thoughts on rising above personal tragedy to create peace.
Marianne Williamson presents a powerful argument for the
creation of a Department of Peace.
Rev. Michael Beckwith, featured in “Living Luminaries,” and
“The Secret,” presents his views on the Spirit of Peace.
Patch Adams, a practicing medical doctor, uses humor to show
how to give unconditional love.
Admission to all three viewing sites, all day, is $15 per person. A one site viewing pass, good for all day, is $10.00. The proceeds are to benefit the Peace Alliance in its efforts to create a cabinet level department of peace.