Films4peace Celebrates World Peace Day
For World Peace Day on 21st September, films4peace, an annual, unique short film commission by PUMA, again explores the subject of peace via the medium of film. Now in its third year, the project is curated by Mark Coetzee, ex-Director of the Rubell Family Collection, supported by PUMA and produced by Shooting People. It features some of todays most innovative contemporary artists all of whom are asked to visually interpret the subject of peace.
These short films are released annually, on World Peace Day, both physically at cultural and educational venues globally, and online via websites, blogs and media channels. The films are live screened at hundreds of cultural venues, from Human Rights Festivals to major museums public spaces, youth leadership conferences and new media centres, from Dakar, Senegal to Miami, USA to Kashmir, India – in 2012, screenings spanned across 23 countries.
This year, 6 acclaimed artists have been commissioned to create short films around the subject of peace: Rob Carter, Wilmer Wilson IV, Athi-Patra Ruga, Zanele Moholi, Anthony Goicolea, and Assume Vivid Astro Focus.
The films created for films4peace 2011 and 2012 are available to view via the projects Vimeo page.