Thursday April 23, 2009 --
After Peace at LIFF 2009
The Day After Peace
Dir. Jeremy Gilley
Thurs Apr 23, 2pm at the Roxy
- Free Tickets
The Day After Peace charts the remarkable 10-year journey of
award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to establish an annual Peace
Day on 21 September. The camera follows Gilley as he galvanises the
countries of the world to recognise an official day of ceasefire and
But even after the member states of the UN unanimously adopt Peace
Day, the struggle isn’t over. As the years pass, there’s not a
single cease fire. The voices of the cynics are growing louder – and
now Gilley’s non-profit organisation, Peace One Day, is in dire
financial straits. But he can’t let it fail.
The film’s breathtaking conclusion
finds Gilley joined by Jude Law in Afghanistan, attempting to
spearhead a massive vaccination against polio on Peace Day. Will
peace prevail? Will lives be saved? Or were the cynics right?
The Day After Peace is a moving testament to the power of an
individual and the perseverance of the human spirit.
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