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The GlobalVision Virtual Film Festival Begins April 2nd




Free access to award-winning documentary films and programs drawn from 30+ years of global coverage over 5 weekends in April

About this Event

Join us in April for Globalvision’s free virtual film festival

Free access to award-winning documentary films and programs drawn from 30+ years of global coverage over 5 weekends in April – April 2nd-30th

Visit the website for more information and documentary trailers:

What to expect:

Screenings and Interactive Conversations with Filmmakers, Correspondents and Producers – Q&As every Friday at 7:30 PM EDT.

Five themed Weekends: South Africa April 2-4; Investigations April 9-11; Human Rights April 16-18; Pop Culture April 23-25; Frontline Friday: April 30. Live and on-demand streams on Vimeo.


Opening Night: MANDELA IN AMERICA 9 cities, 11 days, filling stadiums and energizing millions of Americans with memorable public and private moments. Exclusive behind-the-scenes access – from the streets of Harlem to Yankee Stadium, from the White House to Congress, from tense moments in Miami to a wildly enthusiastic reception in a Detroit factory. Appearances by Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tracy Chapman, Johnny Clegg and Savuka, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Danny Glover, David Dinkins, Eddie Murphy, Spike Lee, & more.

COUNTDOWN TO FREEDOM: TEN DAYS THAT CHANGED SOUTH AFRICA A chronicle of the behind the scenes rebirth of a nation and Nelson Mandela’s triumph in South Africa’s first free elections. Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard.

BEYOND JFK: THE QUESTION OF CONSPIRACY This spellbinding documentary re-examines the issues raised by the assassination of President Kennedy and explores the late Jim Garrison’s contention that there was a”second conspiracy” to cover up the truth. RARE interviews with Oliver Stone, Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, & other stars.

THE HARVEST (LA COSECHA) In some countries children pick crops 14 hours a day. The United States is one of them. Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Profiles of three young migrant farm workers as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields while sacrificing their childhoods to help their families survive.

THE MAKING AND MEANING OF ‘WE ARE FAMILY’ In the tragic wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, legendary songwriter, producer and musician Nile Rodgers re-recorded his classic hit song to revitalized a spirit of unity, solidarity and civic pride – with a diverse community of artists, actors, personalities, firefighters, policemen and everyday citizens. Featuring Afrika Bambaataa, Ashford & Simpson, Jackson Browne, Roberta Flack, Joel Gray, KC & the Sunshine Band, Eartha Kitt, Patti Labelle, Queen Latifah and many more.

IN DEBT WE TRUST: AMERICA BEFORE THE BUBBLE BURSTS A prescient, hard-hitting documentary from the late Globalvision co-founder Danny Schechter that burrows deep into the politics and economics of American debt culture to expose a system operating on borrowed money and borrowed time. Released in 2006 before The Great Recession of 2008.

FRONTLINE FRIDAY — Three compelling long-form news investigations written, produced and directed by Globalvision co-founder Rory O’Connor for America’s premiere broadcast documentary series — plus a shorter, more personal version of his award-winning film The Hole in the Wall broadcast by the PBS sister series Frontline World.

SOUTH AFRICA NOW Political and cultural programming from the legendary series that chronicled struggle & liberation and any more films drawn from the Globalvision archives.


South Africa Now Reporter Phillip Tomlinson April 2 9/11 Press for Truth Director Ray Nowosielski April 9

The Harvest & Yellow Wasps Producer Rory O’Connor April 16 We Are Family Co-Director/Producer Patrice O’Neill April 22

The Resurrection of Rev. Moon Reporter Eric Nadler April 30

For more than three decades, the award-winning media firm Globalvision has been bringing “the best of the world to the rest of the world.” Founded in 1987 by Rory O’Connor and the late Danny Schechter, the company’s initial focus was the production of two internationally distributed weekly newsmagazines, South Africa Now and Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television, seen in 17 and 62 countries respectively.

Globalvision programming has aired on leading networks in more than one hundred countries – from ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS and FOX in the U.S. to the BBC, RAI, NHK, National Geographic and others abroad. In addition to creating hundreds of hours of broadcast television programming and dozens of documentary films, the company has produced a wide range of informational, educational and entertainment media for both domestic and international clients, including broadcasters, large and small corporations, and not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations.



In 1985, Steven Van Zandt (of the E Street Band) and Danny Schechter put together an all-star roster to sing an apartheid protest song, including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, U2, Jackson Browne, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Wolf, Pete Townshend, Gil-Scott Heron, Peter Gabriel, Miles Davis, and many more. They were collectively known as Artists United Against Apartheid, and the song was “Sun City.”

Schechter was involved because he is a journalist, author, television producer and filmmaker who has made six nonfiction films about Nelson Mandela since the 1960s. His new book is called “Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela,” which was published in conjunction w/the film “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.”

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