Tag Archives: United Nations

And the Cannes Film Festival 2015 winners are…

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close Sunday night with an awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals. This year’s Grand Prix was awarded to the Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” the debut film by Hungarian director László Nemes. The festival’s Jury Prize went to “The Lobster,” directed[...]

Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard 2015 Awards Announced

Un Certain Regard 2015 presented in competition 19 films hailing from 21 different countries. Four of the works were first films. The Opening film was An by Naomi Kawase. Under the presidency of Isabella Rossellini (filmmaker – United States, Italy), the Jury was comprised of Haifaa al-Mansour (director – Saudi Arabia),[...]

Beverly Hills Hotel’s Sultan of Brunei Imposing Drastic Rules

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) announced it is pulling its annual Global Women’s Rights Awards, co-chaired by Jay and Mavis Leno, from the Beverly Hills Hotel because the hotel’s owner, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is imposing a Taliban-like Brunei penal code, set to go into effect in three[...]

Cannes Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

Cannes Film Festival announces 2013 Lineup. There were 1,858 submissions this year, according to festival chief Thierry Frémaux. Some titles will be added in the coming weeks: In Competition Opening Film Baz LUHRMANN THE GREAT GATSBY (H.C.) *** Valeria BRUNI-TEDESCHI UN CHÂTEAU EN ITALIE Ethan COEN, Joel[...]

Charlize Theron will be awarded the Honorary Chair of this year’s Cinema for Peace Gala

Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron will be awarded the Honorary Chair of this year’s Cinema for Peace Gala on February 9th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Berlin. The South African actress and United Nations Messenger of Peace is the founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), which[...]

“STATE 194” a documentary about Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

See the trailer for STATE 194, a documentary from director Dan Setton chronicling Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s campaign for Palestine to become the 194th state recognized by the United Nations. The story has continued to develop after the UN General Assembly voted by an overwhelming majority to recognize Palestine as[...]

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights – Get involved

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award seeks to identify and honor people who embody Robert F. Kennedy’s belief in the power of individual moral courage to overcome injustice. Founded in 1968, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center) has honored 44 human rights defenders[...]

Angelina Jolie gets a promotion with the U.N.

HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie has it all these days as she is newly engaged to Brad Pitt and moving forward with her work with the U.N. Jolie has reportedly just been named a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), states E! News. Jolie has been a goodwill ambassador[...]

Lenny Kravitz Does Some Good!

HollywoodNews.com: Lenny Kravitz – GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor—is using his voice and talent to do more than dazzle the stage and screen. He is throwing his support behind the global push by UNICEF and its partners to help save and improve the lives of millions of[...]

Angelina Jolie may expand role as refugee ambassador

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that Angelina Jolie’s putting her finishing touches on her feature-film directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” she’s free to get back to the business at hand: Saving the world. Jolie reportedly is she’s “considering taking on a new and expanded role with the U.N.[...]
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