Stan Getz LibraryThe Day After Peace with Skype Guest Jeremy Gilley
Please note: Due to an important, last minute meeting, this event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 2.
The Day After Peace charts the remarkable 10-year journey of award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to establish an annual Peace Day on September 21. The camera follows Gilley as he galvanizes the countries of the world to recognize an official day of ceasefire and nonviolence.
But even after the member states of the UN unanimously adopt Peace Day, the struggle isn’t over. As the years pass, there’s not a single ceasefire. The voices of the cynics are growing louder—and now Gilley’s nonprofit organization, Peace One Day, is in dire financial straits. But he can’t let it fail.
The film’s breathtaking conclusion finds Gilley joined by Jude Law in Afghanistan, attempting to spearhead a massive vaccination against polio on Peace Day. Will peace prevail? Will lives be saved? Or were the cynics right?
The Day After Peace is a moving testament to the power of an individual and the perseverance of the human spirit. Join us for a screening of this inspiring film, followed by a Skype conversation with Gilley himself. See the library website or the library Facebook page to view the trailer.