VOTING BEGINS ON MULTIRACIAL SHORT LIST OF NOMINEES FOR BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2015
During 2015, 25 films were nominated in the four categories for Political Film Society awards—including those featuring Africans, African Americans, Chileans, and Turks. Political Film Society rules require final balloting for only the top 5 in each category, so members narrowed the longer lists for Exposé and Human Rights films. If you feel that a certain film deserves an award as best film in the four categories below, mark your ballot YES. If inappropriate, mark NO. If you did not see a film, or are unsure, mark UNDECIDED. Polls close at midnight February 29.

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For films promoting DEMOCRACY, select the best from the following films as YES, the rest either as films that should not be selected, or UNDECIDED for those where you have no opinion:

FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Jimmy's Hall (    ) (    ) (    ) Trying to bring democracy to feudalistic Ireland after World War I
The Stanford Prison Experiment (    ) (    ) (    ) Why some Americans have a lust for power more than democracy
Straight Outta Compton (    ) (    ) (    ) How African Americans asserted their rights against police terrorism
The 33 (    ) (    ) (    ) How the people organized to force the Chilean government to rescue 33 trapped miners
Timbuktu (    ) (    ) (    ) How Islamic extremists can impose imperialistic rule

For EXPOSÉ films, bringing to prominence lesser known facts that raise political consciousness, select the best from the following films as YES, the rest either as films that should not be selected, or UNDECIDED for those where you have no opinion:
FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Experimenter (    ) (    ) (    ) Stanley Milgram before and after his experiment on “obedience”
Jimmy's Hall (    ) (    ) (    ) How a Irish activist mobilized support against economic interests and lost
Mediterranea (    ) (    ) (    ) Why African refugees rioted in Italy during 2010 after perilous trips
Straight Outta Compton (    ) (    ) (    ) The origin of angry Black rap music
Truth (    ) (    ) (    ) Difficulty of investigative reporting

For films that promote HUMAN RIGHTS, select the best from the following films as YES, the rest either as films that should not be selected, or UNDECIDED for those where you have no opinion:
FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Mustang (    ) (    ) (    ) How girls in rural Turkey are forced to marry and stay chaste
Spotlight (    ) (    ) (    ) The church tries to cover up priests who sexually abuse children
The Stanford Prison Experiment (    ) (    ) (    ) How students easily engaged in torture when given the power
Suffragette (    ) (    ) (    ) How women got the vote after quite a struggle in England
Trumbo (    ) (    ) (    ) The Hollywood blacklist kept loyal Americans from working

For films that promote PEACE as the preferred method for conflict resolution, select the best from the following films as YES, the rest either as films that should not be selected, or UNDECIDED for those where you have no opinion:
FILM TITLE ACCEPT DROP UNDECIDED CONTENT
Beasts of No Nation (    ) (    ) (    ) Why African children are attracted to become soldiers
Tangerines (    ) (    ) (    ) How farm life is disrupted by war
Timbuktu (    ) (    ) (    ) How Islamic extremists can turn a peaceful town into chaos


The Political Film Society Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, March 1, at 9 a.m. (8481 Allenwood Road, LA 90046) to count ballots. Final ballots, to be posted that night, will have a deadline of February 29. Winners will be announced March 1 after a Board of Directors meeting, same place at 9 a.m.

February 1, 2016

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