HRNs has become one of the cultural institutions which sustain films4peace all over the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe, to celebrate the International Day of Peace.
Films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, is an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace. It features 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. These art films will be released at cutural venues globally, online on World Peace Day on 21 September 2012 on a dedicated films4peace website, through social networking and video sharing sites and blogs amongst others.
“Artists confront us with the challenges that face us at this time,” said Mark Coetzee, films4peace curator. “Films4peace are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. PUMA.Peace wishes to contribute to making the world a better place. A world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative."
In keeping with the spirit of the commission, these films will be gifted to the world, within public domain and screening cost free, as tools for peace. By releasing these short films as broadly as possible, on mutliple live and virtual platforms, the aim is to effect positive social change and broaden the discussions around peace globally.