Nations of Peace

Directed by Joseph Campo
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Nations of Peace breaks down, from the perspective of peace experts in these countries, what peace is, why it is important, what the benefits of peace are, future concerns for peace, and what actions we can take now to avoid future potential conflicts. The top five countries on the list are some of the wealthiest and most advanced countries in the world.

The programme delves into the governmental systems of these countries: examining the levels of representation, transparency, education, taxes, welfare, human rights, and trust in the government. Succinct examinations of each country’s path to peace shows how each of these countries have evolved from violence, distrust, and poverty to peace, transparency and prosperity.

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nations-of-peace_still_01Nations of Peace features high level politicians and peace experts from:
Martin Mansergh, Minister of State: Ireland
Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein: Ireland
Dr. Matt Cannon, Chief Executive: Irish Peace Institute, Ireland
Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop: Dublin, Ireland
Kjell Bondevik, Former Prime Minister: Norway
Stein Tønnesson, Director: Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Norway
John Peder Egenæs, Secretary General: Amnesty International, Norway
Thorvald Stoltenberg, Director: Norwegian Red Cross, Norway
Helge Pharo, Advisor: Nobel Peace Institute, Norway
Mogens Lykketoft, Former Foreign Minister, Denmark
John Avery, Chairman: Danish Peace Institute, Denmark
Aase Sorenson, Director: Danish Center for Conflict Resolution, Denmark
Marian Hobbs and Keith Locke, Ministers of Parliament: New Zealand

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New School Films
Joseph Campo
began his film career in Los Angeles at Nomad Editing Company, a commercial post-production facility in Santa Monica. In his three years as an assistant at Nomad, he developed his skills as an editor, and shortly thereafter, began producing his own work. Joseph’s credits include co-editing the feature film That Fall, which premiered at Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles. He directed, co-produced, and co-edited the feature comedy The Art of Kissing, which won Best Oklahoma Film at Traildance Film Festival and appeared at this year’s International Family Film Festival and the California Independent Film Festival, to name a few.

Ursula Devine was born and raised in Belfast Ireland. She became interested in film making when she presented her first documentary for St Louise’s Comprehensive College which won her the title, Young Environmentalist of the Year. She directed and produced the short An Saol Eile, which was selected for the 2006 Cyprus film festival. Her American credits include: assistant editor for the feature film That Fall, which premiered at Hollywood’s Dances with Films, and producer and co-editor of The Art of Kissing, which won Best Oklahoma Film at the 2009 Traildance Film Festival.

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