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Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
screening at three new film festivals

Tribe of Heart's new film expands its reach with a peace festival in Chicago,
an environmental festival in Washington, DC, and the film's
Canadian premiere in Vancouver

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Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

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peace on earth film festival

First Stop: Chicago
The Peace on Earth Film Festival
Sat, Feb. 27 at 7:15 PM, Chicago Cultural Center
Q&A with filmmakers Jenny Stein & James LaVeck
and film subject Harold Brown
FREE Event

The Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF) was established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent films from around the world on the themes of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world. Through the power of motion pictures, the non-profit POEFF endeavors to enlighten and empower individuals, families and communities to step out of the ignorance of conflict, violence and divisiveness into the light of communication, compassion and understanding.

chicago cultural centerThe festival runs Feb. 26 thru 28 at the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington St. in downtown Chicago. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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canada int'l film fest

Second Stop: Vancouver, BC
Canada International Film Festival
Sun, March 21 at 4:40 PM, Edgewater Casino
Individual film ticket: $7 - purchase now

The Canada International Film Festival has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada. Held each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of world cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world. The festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers and the film-going community.

Edgewater Casino

This year's festival will be held March 19-21 at the Edgewater Casino, 311-750 Pacific Blvd. South, in downtown Vancouver.

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environmental film fest in DC

Third Stop: Washington, DC
Environmental Film Festival
in the Nation's Capital

Sat, March 27 at 12:15 PM, Carnegie Institution
Q&A with filmmakers Jenny Stein & James LaVeck
and film subject Harold Brown
FREE Event

Since 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital has worked to foster understanding of global, national and local environmental issues through film. The festival embraces a broad definition of environmental film, encompassing films that not only celebrate the splendor of the natural environment and examine its vulnerabilities, but also address such topics as globalization and industrialization both at home and abroad. The festival’s aim is to engage a broad and diverse public of all ages with a sense of the drama, significance and beauty of the environment and of its central role in our daily lives, health and future. Screenings are enhanced by discussion with filmmakers, environmental experts and cultural leaders.

Carnegie InstitutionThe 18th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital will be held March 16-28, showing 130 films at more than 50 venues around Washington, DC. The vital connections between food and the environment will be a special theme of this year's festival. Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home will screen at the Carnegie Institution (Elihu Root Auditorium), at 1530 P Street NW.

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Working for change in an era of economic distress
Notes on the DVD release of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

Dear friends,

These days at Tribe of Heart, our voicemail and email boxes are overflowing with requests for a DVD version of our new film. How wonderful to know that our work is needed and appreciated. Nothing could be more encouraging! And yet, how frustrating not to be able -- right now -- to put a copy of the film into the hands of each person eager to unleash its transformative potential.

So, many of you may be wondering, what’s the hold up?

Like many other organizations, Tribe of Heart has been hit hard by the economic downturn. At a time when our work load is at an all-time high, donations and grants are at an all-time low. What this means is that accomplishing our goals according to a fixed schedule has become much more challenging, in some cases nearly impossible. Like many other organizations and businesses, we now have to be more flexible and creative in the path we take to pursuing our objectives. At the same time, we are holding even more strongly to our long-term vision: Making Tribe of Heart films, along with their inspiring and life-changing message, understandable and accessible to the majority of people in the world (our newly launched Online Screening Room for The Witness is one example of how we are making progress toward this goal).

The great news is that the viewer response to our new documentary has been, thus far, the deepest and most comprehensive that has ever been generated by any of our films. The written comments we have collected from audiences have been amazing, and so encouraging! The film is clearly making the individuality and inherent worth of animals vividly apparent to people from a very wide range of political and philosophical beliefs. At the same time, it has received consistent praise for its honesty, balance and non-judgmental approach. This is a project that has the feel of destiny to it, and it has drawn to Tribe of Heart the most dedicated and qualified group of staff and volunteers with whom we have ever had the honor of working.

These exciting developments, along with overwhelming feedback from audiences asking for additional information and guidance, have only increased our commitment to creating online and printed resources specific to the film that will complement and intensify its impact for viewers of all ages and backgrounds. We have concluded that it is essential to give this crucial work the time and attention that it deserves so that when the film goes into DVD release, it does so as an integrated educational vehicle for which the screening experience is just the first step.

In the coming months, we hope to see you at film festivals and other special screening events leading up to the DVD release. As soon as all the necessary financial, staff and educational support resources are in place, we will announce the DVD release date. Leading up to this, we hope to partner with community educators to hold a series of high profile premiere events that will focus on community building and activism while also publicizing the DVD launch.

We are so grateful to each of you who have reached out to support our work during such a challenging economic time. Your contributions, in the many forms you have given them, are the lifeblood of our program. We are likewise appreciative of the many who have contacted us with such enthusiasm about getting access to Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. Please know that we are listening and doing all that we can to make the most of the tremendous opportunity before us.

During this time of creative and logistical challenges, your donations are more crucial, and will empower a greater impact, than ever before. Please join us!

Warm wishes,
James and Jenny
Co-founders, Tribe of Heart

Tribe of Heart urgently needs your financial help to bring this life-changing film to the largest possible audience and to create the educational resources needed to support the launch of the film on DVD!


Donations can be made online or mailed to:
Tribe of Heart, POB 149, Ithaca, NY 14851


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Coming Soon! A groundbreaking announcement about Tribe of Heart’s International Online Screening Room project and a new video presentation from TOH co-founder James LaVeck titled Seasons of the Heart: Balancing Light and Dark While Walking the Path of Conscience.

Tribe of Heart logoTribe of Heart is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces award-winning, life-changing films about the journey of awakening conscience and the ethics of the human-animal relationship.

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