MILES & WAR

Germany, Switzerland 2012 – Director: Anne Thoma – Original language: english, arabic – Subtitles: german

  • MILES AND WAR
  • MILES AND WAR
  • MILES AND WAR

“It’s not about big leaps, my dear. It’s about little steps.” Wars are spectacular and produce impressive news images. Yet how can peace be achieved? When there is a surge of violence - whether it be in Libya or the Philippines or another trouble spot - there is a need for professionals who understand how to contain it and who can negotiate even-handedly with clan chiefs, rebels, warlords and dictators and establish a dialogue. They are known as private mediators or peace brokers.
MILES & WAR takes us to the most clandestine of negotiating tables, showing us the laborious process of conflict resolution and the private sacrifices made by the mediators. The result is a tenacious and impressive manifesto for the belief in and the power of dialogue. Silvia Bauer

Writer: Anne Thoma. Camera: Johann Feindt (BVK), Anne Thoma, Jakub Bejnarowicz, Pio Corradi, Jule Cramer, Jack McNamara, Börres Weiffenbach. Sound: Gilles Abravanel, Oswald Schwander. Editing: Stephan Krumbiegel, Florian Miosge. Music: Mathias Vetter, Jan Tilman Schade. Production: zero one film. Producer: Thomas Kufus. Length: 78 min. International Sales: NN. Distribution: NN