POLITICAL FILM REVIEW
NEWSLETTER #561 OF THE POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY
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February 1, 2018
VOTING BEGINS TO SELECT THE BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2017
Each year the Political Film Society gives awards for the best politically oriented films. Film directors receive the actual awards.
Accordingly, ballots below appear for all four categories of awards:
For the categoryDEMOCRACY, promoting increasing consciousness of the need for more political decisionmaking by the people rather than by elites, select only one from the following:
FILM TITLEYESNOUNDECIDEDCONTENT (see full review on website)Bitter Harvest( )( )( )How the USSR treated Ukraine imperialistically.The Post( )( )( )Freedom of the press as a check on government.Tickling Giants( )( )( )How comedy can serve as a check on government.A United Kingdom( )( )( )How a people struggled for independence. For the category EXPOSÉ, which recognizes the importance of raising political consciousness by bringing to light little-known facts, select one from the following:
FILM TITLEYESNOUNDECIDEDCONTENT (see full review on website)Alone in Berlin( )( )( )Hitler opponents spread anti messages in postcards Darkest Hour( )( )( )Churchill’s election in 1941The King’s Choice( )( )( )Norway’s king copes with Nazi invasionMark Felt( )( )( )The “Deep Throat” who helped to topple Nixon.War Machine( )( )( )How the Afghan War is foolishly conducted Vote for the top film for raising consciousness of the need for greaterHUMAN RIGHTS:
FILM TITLEYESNOUNDECIDEDCONTENT13 Minutes( )( )( )Ineffectiveness of torture against political prisonerBattle of the Sexes( )( )( )Billy Jean King shows sexism in Bobby Riggs & mediaMarshall( )( )( )How Thurgood fought to end Black discriminationThe Post( )( )( )Freedom of the press The Promise( )( )( )How Turkey committed genocide of Armenians For raising consciousness of the need for greater use of PEACE asa preferred method for
conflictresolution, vote for the one best film from the following:
FILM TITLEYESNOUNDECIDEDCONTENTThe Journey( )( )( )How Northern Ireland achieved peaceThe Pirates of Somalia( )( )( )Normalization of relations with SomaliaThe Post( )( )( )How the Vietnam War was based on lies.A United Kingdom( )( )( )King abdicates to gain Botswana’s independenceWar Machine( )( )( )Argument for why the Afghan War is futile Political Film Society members must return ballots by February 28, 2018. A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Political Film Society will convene at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, CA on March 1, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. to count ballots. All Political Film Society members are invited to the meeting.
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