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POLITICAL FILM REVIEW
NEWSLETTER #63 OF THE POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY, INC.
P.O. Box 461267
Hollywood, CA 90046
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http://PFS.cjb.net
January 1, 2000

NOMINATIONS CLOSE FOR POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY AWARDS
During 1999, some 28 films were nominated for Political Film Society awards,
having raised political consciousness in all four categories. Rules of the Pol
itical Film Society require that the number of nominations for any category,
prior to a final vote, cannot exceed five. The number of nominated films for
the category DEMOCRACY was 5; EXPOSÉ, 9; HUMAN RIGHTS, 8; and PEACE, 6.
Accordingly, members have the opportunity to narrow the choices in three of
the four categories. The ballot below gives members a threefold choice—accept
the nomination, drop the nomination, or undecided. The third choice is
because some members may not have had an opportunity to see all the films in
a particular category. To refresh your memory about the films, go to the
website and click onto the titles to access reviews previously posted during
1999.

OFFICIAL BALLOT (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)
Instructions: Mark an X between the parentheses of films that you believe
best promotes political consciousness within each of the following
categories. There is a limit of five (5) under the column "accept" for each
category:

EXPOSÉ           ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED  CONTENT
Bastards                (      )    (      )    (      )    unadopted
Amerasians in USA
Boys Don’t Cry        (      )  (      )    (      )    plight of a
transgendered
Cabaret Balkan        (      )  (      )    (      )    Belgrade: chaos in
streets
East of Hope Street (      )    (      )    (      )    plight of Salvadorans
in LA
The Insider              (      )   (      )    (      )    "60 Minutes" &
tobacco story
Naturally Native          (      )  (      )    (      )    plight of Native
Americans
One Man’s Hero  (      )    (      )    (      )    role of Irish in Mexican
War
Three Kings             (      )    (      )    (      )    Gulf War: real
conflict over oil
Three Seasons         (      )  (      )    (      )    lives of orphans in
Vietnam today

HUMAN RIGHTS    ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED   CONTENT
Boys Don’t Cry          (      )       (      ) (      )    police
mistreatment of transgendered
TheGeneral’sDaughter(      )       (      ) (      )    rape coverup in U.S.
military
The Green Mile          (      )       (      ) (      )    barbaric death
penalty
Hard                         (      )      (      ) (      )    police
persecution of gays
Naturally Native            (      )       (      ) (      )    prejudice
against Native Americans
One Man’s Hero    (      )     (      ) (      )    U.S. army mistreatment of
Irish
Three Kings               (      )     (      ) (      )    Iraqi rebels
abandoned by USA
Xiu Xiu                     (      )       (      ) (      )    China’s
Cultural Revolution

PEACE              ACCEPT DROP  UNDECIDED   CONTENT
Cabaret Balkan  (      )    (      )    (      )    war abroad à no peace at
home
Earth               (      )    (      )    (      )    tragic formation of
Pakistan
Light It Up       (      )  (      )    (      )    public school neglect =
violence
One Man’s Hero(      )  (      )    (      )    Mexican War atrocities by USA
Three Kings       (      )  (      )    (      )    USA winks at Baghdad-led
atrocities
West Beirut       (      )  (      )    (      )    tragic Lebanese civil war

After marking your ballot, mail to the above address or email to
[log in to unmask] by January 31. Results of the nomination balloting and final
ballots for all categories will be sent to members by February 5.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETS FEBRUARY 5
The Board of Directors of the Political Film Society will meet at 8481
Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, on February 5 at 7:30 p.m. All members of the
Society are invited. Refreshments will be served. The agenda for the meeting
will be to count ballots to determine the final list of nominated films for
1999 to be included in balloting for awards.

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