Jeremy’s first two films Peace One Day and The Day After Peace have played worldwide to millions of people. The Day After Peace is produced in association with the BBC and Passion Pictures. Peace One Day Part Three (produced by Jeremy and Jude Law) was first broadcast in 2010 on BBC World, with a reach of 306 million households in over 200 countries.
If you only have time to watch one of the three films mentioned above, we recommend The Day After Peace, which you can watch for free, online here.
THE DAY AFTER PEACE
This is the second award-winning documentary film from Jeremy Gilley, which follows his work towards a globally observed day of ceasefire and non-violence. 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 non-profit organisation, 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? This film is a moving testament to the power of the individual and the perseverance of the human spirit.
We’re so happy that The Day After Peace has been licensed for broadcast in 96 countries, with further special screenings in many corners of the world. View past screenings here.
FILM NATION: SHORTS
In partnership with Panasonic, the Cultural Olympiad project Film Nation:Shorts launched in March 2010 and invited 14-25 year olds to create short films that celebrated the values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games: respect, courage, excellence, friendship, equality, determination and inspiration. The project gave film-makers the chance to get their work showcased at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Peace One Day director Jeremy Gilley and ambassador Jude Law teamed up with London 2012 to launch a new strand to the competition, where young people were encouraged to make short films inspired by the theme of ‘Truce’. Whether it was making a short film about young people’s own experience of a truce with friends or family, how a truce either past or present inspired them or made a difference to their lives, or what a global truce would mean to them personally, London 2012 with Peace One Day looked for films with inspiring stories.
More information on forthcoming workshops and how to register can be found at www.filmnation.org.uk