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POLITICAL  FILM REVIEW 
NEWSLETTER  #438 OF THE POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY 
P.O.  Box 461267 Hollywood,  CA  90046 
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February 1
 
 
FINAL BALLOTTING BEGINS ON NOMINEES FOR BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF  2013 
During January, members of the Political Film Society  narrowed the list of 
nominated films to no more than five in each category. As a  result, final 
ballots are available during February. Within each category, if  you feel 
that the film deserves an award, mark your ballot YES. If you believe that the 
film is  not worthy of considertion mark, mark your ballot NO. If you did 
not see a film, the best  way to vote is by putting an X for NO  OPINION. 
Polls close at midnight February 28. If the emailed ballot is  difficult to 
read, kindly go to the website.  
For films promoting DEMOCRACY, vote from the following  nominees, selecting 
only one as YES: 
     
FILM TITLE    
YES  
NO  
NO  OPINION  
CONTENT   
The  Butler  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
How a timid Black  joined his son in protests.   
Capital  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
The arrogance of  plutocratic control of government.   
Mandela:  Long Walk to Freedom (http://www.polfilms.com/amazinggrace.html)  
 
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
How public pressure  brought about the release of Mandela, who then 
insisted upon full  democracy.
For EXPOSÉ  films, bringing to prominence lesser known facts that raise 
political  consciousness, vote from the following. Choose only one as  YES: 
     
FILM TITLE    
YES  
NO  
NO  OPINION  
CONTENT   
Aftermath  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
Polish complicity  with Nazi extermination of Jews.   
Dallas  Buyers Club  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
How an AIDS-affected  straight man helped gays and himself with  meds.   
A  Dark Truth (http://www.polfilms.com/amazinggrace.html)   
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
Why Chevron paid $18  billion for polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon.   
Emperor  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
How McArthur got the  Japan’s Emperor to  legitimate USA’s  occupation.   
The Reluctant   
Fundamentalist  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
How the USA is inflaming Muslims to  become terrorists.
For films that promote human rights, vote for the best one  from the 
following nominees: 
     
F  FILM TTITLE    
YES  
NO  
NO  OPINION  
CONTENT  
12 Years a S  Slave  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
What dehumanizing  slavery in the USA was  like.  
42   
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
Biopic of Jackie  Robinson: What he endured while playing in the major  
league.   
The Butler    
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
How a butler saw  presidential decisions for or against the civil rights of 
 Blacks.  
Mandela:  
Long Walk t to Freedom  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
The evils of  apartheid, including massacres and harsh laws.  

In a year when films focused on war heroes, only one film was nominated  fo
r promoting PEACE. To win an award, therefore, there should  be an 
up-or-down vote: 
     
FILM TITLE    
YES  
NO  
NO  OPINION  
CONTENT   
ZZaytoun  
(    )  
(    )  
(    )  
A young Palestinian  boy releases from PLO detention an Israeli pilot, who 
helps him to visit  his abandoned ancestral home, now under Israeli  control.
The Political Film Society Board of Directors will meet  on Saturday, March 
1, at 9 a.m. (8481 Allenwood Road, LA  90046) to count  ballots. Final 
ballots, to be posted that night, will have a deadline of  February 28. Winners 
will be announced March 1 after a Board of Directors  meeting, same place at 
9  a.m.

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