The Day after Peace
The Day After Peace charts the remarkable 10-year journey of award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to establish an annual Peace Day on September 21. The camera follows Gilley as he galvanizes the countries of the world to recognize an official day of cease fire and nonviolence.
But even after the member states of the UN unanimously adopt Peace Day, the struggle isn’t over. As the years pass, there’s not a single cease fire. The voices of the cynics are growing louder—and now Gilley’s nonprofit organization, Peace One Day, is in dire financial straits. But he can’t let it fail.
The film’s breathtaking conclusion finds Gilley joined by Jude Law in Afghanistan, attempting to spearhead a massive vaccination against polio on Peace Day. Will peace prevail? Will lives be saved? Or were the cynics right?
The Day After Peace is a moving testament to the power of an individual and the perseverance of the human spirit. Join us for a screening of this inspiring film, followed by a Skype conversation with Gilley himself.
With skype guest Jeremy Gilley
Friday, March 2nd, 12-1:50PM
150 Massachusetts Ave., Media Lab.
Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 4859 from the Media Center.