Friday, December 26, 2008

April – Aug Children and Peace Film Festivals, San Diego, Danville, Chicago, Atlanta..

Danville International Children’s Film Festival, Bay Area, California, a unique film festival by children for children screened One Light for 2 days on May 18th and 19th and nominated it for the ‘Best Young Documentary’. The festival was attended by hundreds of children from the Bay Area. Director Wendy Madden reported that “One Light was very well received and although it was edged out of the Best Young Documentary award by a tough competition it was also one of the top competitors for the 'Audience Award' suffering a narrow defeat by a film called "Loon". The comments made on our ballot cards were very complementary”. Thank you, Wendy.

Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago screened One Light on August 30th. Through the power of motion pictures, POEFF endeavors to enlighten and empower individuals, families and communities to step out of the ignorance of conflict, violence and divisiveness into the light of communication, compassion and understanding. Again, One Light was the youngest film selected. The event was attended by hundreds of Chicago peace lovers. Thank You, Nick Angotti.

San Diego International Children’s Film Festival
screened One Light on Saturday, August 23rd at San Diego Central Library, Downtown, as a part of a month long festival that showed the best 100 Children’s films from around the world; the festival also included film making workshops and other fun events. Thank You, Dan Bennet.
Atlanta Film Festival’s Teen Screen
showed One Light and invited Angad to speak on April 18th. Tennessee’s Bradley Central and Walker Valley High Schools sent representatives of their broadcast media programs; they visited with Angad and learned about his cause.
Thank You, Elizabeth Hamilton. and – committed to inspiring the world through positive media, selected One Light for the ‘Everyday Heroes Channel’. The video is being watched by hundreds of people around the globe and they have written to Angad on how they were inspired. Thank You, Kristeen Kaur and Nipun Mehta.
Throughout summer, screenings also took place in the Sikh Youth camps and interfaith seminars in Tampa, Atlanta and U.K.

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