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SBIFF Interviews on “Art of Peace” Wednesday, January 25 6:30-7:30pm

Philip LeVasseur invites three Documentary Filmmakers in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to discuss their work.

Occupy Santa Barbara:
At 6:30 pm DirectorDuffy Hetch and Marshall Ghetto, Occupy Santa Barbara activists will be live in-studio to talk about their film. This film looks at the occupation of De La Guerra Plaza, including the midnight arrests on October 5, 2011, and the courtroom trial of Anni Telfer.

Nothing like Chocolate:
Kum-Kum Bhavnani is a university professor by day and a film-maker by night. She started working on this film after reading an article about children being enslaved in order to harvest cocoa in West Africa. Her film “Nothing like Chocolate” tells the powerful story of anarchist chocolate-maker Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company Co-operative. Undermining industrial chocolate that is often made with cocoa harvested by exploited child labour, the tasty chocolate from this tree-to-bar co-operative is ethical, fair-wage, organic, and deliciously radical.
Nothing Like Chocolate will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

Glickman:
Director James Freedman tells the story of Marty Glickman, a champion sprinter who was dropped from the US relay team in the 1936 Olympics in response to the demands of the Nazi regime. Marty continued running, and later became a successful sports announcer following World War II. He was known as the voice of the New York Knicks, Giants and Jets. The movie includes interviews with sportsmen and broadcasters who knew Glickman well: Bill Bradley, Jim Brown, Bob Costas and Frank Gifford. The film is part of the SBIFF sidebar Kolnoa, films on Jewish themes. James Freedman has worked as a scriptwriter in Hollywood, and has written for TV (Cybill, Coach and Zoe). This is his first film.

Visit the SBIFF web site for show times.