POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY NOMINEES OF BEST FILMS FOR 2012 ANNOUNCED “West of Thunder” is nominated in two Best Film categories (Human Rights & Peace). Since 1987 the Political Film Society of Hollywood, CA has selected the best films of the year in four categories (Democracy, Expose’, Human Rights, & Peace) Past winners and nominees have included a veritable who’s who of film. They have included 6 films on the “100 Greatest Films of All-Time” list and past nominees and winners have garnered over 100 Academy Awards in various categories. Here are the excellent and deserving nominees:
BEST FILMS 2012 DEMOCRACY:
“Lincoln” demonstrates what one president did to tame an unruly Congress that was thinking of constituents rather than slaves
“Promised Land” offers a town meeting in which residents must choose between breakup of their community and environment versus an opportunity for a quick buck promised by a smart talker
BEST FILMS 2012 EXPOSÉ
“Argo” reveals how some U.S. diplomats were secretly saved while others were held hostage in Iran.
“Compliance” is a true story about public gullibility à la Stanley Milgram’s famous experiments.
“For Greater Glory” reveals how a Christian force fought an atheist dictator in México in the 1920s.
“Lula, Son of Brazil” is a biopic about the rise of the famous leader from poverty to the presidency.
“Mulberry Child” is a biopic about why survivors of the Cultural Revolution need family support.
BEST FILMS 2012 HUMAN RIGHTS:
“For Greater Glory” shows why the right to practice one’s religion is a basic human right.
“Mulberry Child” shows the suffering experienced during the Cultural Revolution in Mao’s China.
“Red Tails” portrays how Blacks gained the right to fight in combat in World War I and triumphed.
“A Royal Affair” shows how Denmark impressed Voltaire by banning censorship, torture, etc.
“West of Thunder” reminds Americans of the tragic deaths at Wounded Knee, etc.
BEST FILMS 2012 PEACE:
“War of the Buttons” shows how foolish violent conflict can be, even among adolescents.
“West of Thunder” shows an aggressive American that reconciliation is better than revenge.