The 2022 Global Peace Film Festival returns to the Winter Park Library featuring films from diverse perspectives and from across the globe.
12:00pm INTO THE CANYON
USA – 2019 – 84 mins.
Director: Peter McBride
Filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile hike through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of the Canyon. McBride and Fedarko took a sectional approach, achieving a feat that many adventurers have taken decades to complete. Others have lost their lives trying. But their quest was more than just an endurance test — it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes.
Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 98-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park.
INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America's greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.
2:30pm INTER-CONTINENTAL BUNKER MISSION (ICBM)
Sweden – 2021 – 80 mins.
Director: Julian Vogel
Two friends without a clue set out on a journey to survive the end of the world. An atomic cocktail of journalistic, archival, and D.I.Y. Bunker Building, I.C.B.M. addresses the ever growing survivalism trend, the personal price of survival, and the perpetual state of preparedness the world has found itself in since the birth of the atomic bomb.
The filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions after the film.
5pm ONE PINT AT A TIME
USA – 2021 – 89 mins.
Director: Aaron Hosé
Craft beer generates tens of billions of dollars annually for the US economy. Despite beer’s Egyptian and African heritage, these traditions have been mostly forgotten and are rarely found in American brewing culture. Today, Black-owned breweries make up less than 1% of the nearly 9,000 breweries in operation. Eager to shift the historical perception of who makes and drinks beer, Black brewers, brand owners and influencers across the country are reshaping the craft beer industry and the future of America’s favorite adult beverage.
The director will be on hand to answer questions after the film and there will be a free beer tasting following the film.
7:30pm WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
USA – 2020 – 70 mins.
Director: Daniel Troia
During divisive times in America, a man sets off on a cross-country bicycle journey, with no food, no money, and the hope of gaining a better understanding of the human connection.
BOURN KIND: THE TINY KINDNESS PROJECT
USA – 2022 – 11 mins.
Director: Rachel Myers
Bourn, a Black and Jewish street artist decides to confront the fear and isolation of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement through his art. He realizes that we are no longer seeing one another, so he creates an interactive street art mural project to celebrates kindness and connection within his community.
Tiny Kindness is a film, social activism project and street art campaign, and built-in activation that explores the theme of connection and kindness, through the power of art and the work of artist Born Rich. In the film and real-life companion mural campaign, we are creating.
Filmmakers from both films will be joining a discussion via Zoom after the film.