films4peace celebrates World Peace Day – an international United Nations day of ceasefire, and a day for individuals, organizations and countries to demonstrate acts of peace.
films4peace is a short film commission by PUMA, produced by the international film networking organisation Shooting People and curated by Mark Coetzee. Now in its third year, this unique project features some of today’s most innovative contemporary artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. These engaging works are screened and discussed at cultural and educational venues globally and online via websites, blogs and media channels on and after World Peace Day on 21 September each year. By releasing these short films as broadly as possible, on multiple live and virtual platforms, the aim is to effect positive social change and broaden the discussions around peace globally.
All of the works are short and dialogue free, removing any language barrier and making them accessible to as many people as possible.
– Mark Coetzee, Curator, films4peace
“Artists confront us with the challenges of our time. films4peace are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. We are honoured that so many high profile cultural and educational institutions and online partners have joined us in this important initiative.”
– Justin DeKoszmovszky, PUMA Global Sustainability Strategy Manager
“We are proud to produce films4peace with Shooting People for the third year running. This year we commissioned six fantastic artists to again explore and interpret the subject of peace to catalyze discussion and action, starting -- but not ending -- on World Peace Day. At PUMA we believe that film can be a powerful medium for change that can enlighten, educate and engage individuals such as consumers, activists, investors, voters, employees and leaders on issues critical to all of us.”
At PUMA, we believe that by staying true to our 4Keys of Fair, Honest, Positive, and Creative, by inspiring the passion and talent of our people, and by working in clever, innovative ways, we will keep on making the products our customers love while being a part of a more sustainable future. For more information, please visit http://about.puma.com/sustainability