Nearly 1000 people showed up at the beautiful State Theater for our screening of A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers!
The River Run International Film Festival documentary jury surprised us with a humanitarian award for "A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers." We dedicate this award to the fantastic policewomen who traveled from Bangladesh to Haiti to serve as peacekeepers! We're honored to share their stories. (ScreenDaily)
We're honored that " A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers" won the Jury award for Best Documentary at the Bentonville Film Festival, where women and diverse voices in media are championed.
And on mother's day weekend, we celebrate these female peacekeepers who fulfill multiple roles — as mothers, providers, and role models for their families and their country. They defy stereotypes. We salute them!
- "Bentonville Film Festival Announces Film Awards" via 4029tv.com
Save the dates! We're screening at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival:
Fri, Apr 22 at 7:00 PM, St. Anthony Main Theatre 5
Sat, Apr 23 at 1:20 PM St., Anthony Main Theatre 3
Filmmaker Nandita Ahmed attending
Great Q&A with "A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers" producer Farihah Zaman and River Run International Film Festival programmer David Chisholm.
Future screenings at the festival:
2:00 pm, Saturday, April 16 | UNCSA Babcock
11:00 am, Sunday, April 17 | UNCSA Babcock
We screened A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers to a packed room at the United Nations. Panelists included UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, Masud Bin Momen; Stefan Feller, UN Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations; A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers Co-Director/Co-Producer Geeta Gandbhir. Also attending: Executive Producer Irfan Izhar, Field Producer Nandita Ahmed, Editor Maya Mumma.
Writer/Poet/Activist Sonia Sanchez, ADIFF Co-Director Diarah N’Daw-Spech and A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers Co-Director Geeta Gandbhir talk to WABC Here And Now Host Sandra Bookman. Watch
"A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers" has its global premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2015.
We are honored to share the story of these 3 extraordinary women; who are flag-bearers of bravery for their country, the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, and their families.
Nancy Ajaponna is honored in the March 2014 edition of MINUSTAH Magazine for her work as the Deputy Chief of Operations for FPU/SWAT. She is the first woman to ever hold this incredibly important position.
Nancy is one of several remarkable women that "Peacekeepers" follows over the course of one year's deployment in Haiti. Stay tuned for more of their stories.
Our team is thrilled to announce that "Peacekeepers" has been selected as one of 18 documentary films awarded generous donations by the MacArthur Foundation as part of their 2014 Documentary Film Fund.
To learn more about the other outstanding projects, please visit the following link.