The Palo Alto International Film Festival (PAIFF) is a four-day film festival running September 29-October 2, 2011. PAIFF hopes to foster a local and international community that celebrates the masters and innovators
behind the scenes as much as it does the stars in front of the screen. PAIFF features a diverse, exciting lineup of 22 features and 79 short films curated from award-winning films
and film festival favorites. The film lineup embodies PAIFF’s theme of innovation in art, film and technology.
CNN Hero Betty Makoni, who is leading a global effort to stop the rape of women and girls in Africa, will be on hand this Thursday, Sept. 22, when the award-winning film, “Tapestries of Hope,” is shown at the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., in Dormont.
Dream Catchers Films Inc. is sponsoring the 74-minute documentary as a fundraiser for the Girl Child Network, which Makoni, who was named a 2009 CNN Hero, created to provide shelters for abused girls. Dream Catchers’ owner Leonard Lies, who is a filmmaker himself, said he was so moved by “Tapestries of Hope” that he decided to bring it to the Hollywood Theater to help the cause.
On September 27, for one special night nationwide, famed Chimpanzee researcher Dr. Jane Goodall will appear LIVE in hundreds of select movie theaters. There will be special celebrity appearances, including Dave Matthews and others. Jane's Journey, including appearances by Angelina Jolie and Pierce Brosnan, will be screened, there will be interaction with theatre audiences. Audiences will have the first look ever at historic unseen footage of her first days in Africa recently found in her attic, and the dynamic impact she and the Jane Goodall Institute programs have contributed to the planet. Also participating in the event are Charlize Theron, Nancy Cartwright and Angie Everhart.
24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, representing every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.
When is 24 Hours of Reality? 24 Hours of Reality will be broadcast live online from September 14 to 15, over 24 hours, representing 24 time zones and 13 languages.
Where is 24 Hours of Reality? From Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Alaska, Jakarta to London, people living with the impacts of climate change every day will tell their story. You can experience as much as you like without even leaving your home. Click here to find the location — or locations — where you would like to watch a presentation. Due to logistical considerations, three of the presentations will be broadcast remotely from New York — Tonga, the Solomon Islands and French Polynesia — but will include local footage and information. All other presentations will be filmed on location around the world.
IS 24 HOURS OF REALITY SUSTAINABLE?
We hope 24 Hours of Reality will inspire global action to solve the climate crisis. And that’s why we have also made every effort to reduce this event’s environmental impact. By using an online viewing portal, we are encouraging a worldwide audience to participate without incurring the carbon emissions associated with travel. We have implemented sustainable event standards which focus on the following key areas: transportation, waste diversion (through recycling and composting), sustainable procurement, production and materials, and green office techniques. By implementing these standards, 24 Hours of Reality will do all that it can to reduce its overall carbon footprint.
A new form of capitalism is arising that recognizes our ability to direct the power and efficiency of market systems toward social impact, leading to a more balanced set of “returns”. SOCAP is a multi-platform organization dedicated to the flow of capital towards social good. Our event series connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning.
Creating a Better World - An Inspired Event
Join us for a very special event that explores the world of E-lanthropy -- a place where art, storytelling, philanthropy, technology, science, social networking and more come together in new and exciting ways to make the world a better place. Learn from some of the most influential people in the industry.
Our Thought Provoking Evening Speakers and Panelists:
Founded in 2004 as a one-day renewable energy expo, American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) is now one of the most important renewable energy technology and policy summits in the United States. AREDAY's multi-faceted program platform includes the Film Festival featuring leading edge renewable energy and solution based films encouraging bold action NOW to solve catastrophic climate change.
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate…