Amnesty International’s “2005 Artists for Amnesty Award”


Julie Warner Presents Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson and Sidney Lumet with Amnesty International’s “2005 Artists for Amnesty Award”

Hollywood – Julie Warner presents Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson and Sidney Lumet with Amnesty International’s “2005 Artists for Amnesty Award”.

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2005 — Julie Warner presents Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson and Sidney Lumet with Amnesty International’s “2005 Artists for Amnesty Award”, which was followed by a screening of “Strip Search” presented by HBO Films at the Directors Guild of America.

About “Strip Search”:
Acclaimed film director Sidney Lumet joins forces with Emmy-winning Oz creator Tom Fontana to explore the precarious status of the individual liberties post-9/11 through two parallel stories-each containting identical dialogues-taking place on two continents half a world away.

The film stars Glenn Close and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Also, in attendance for the presentation were Oliver Stone, James Woods, Cynthia Basinet, Phil Noyce, Mayor of West Hollywood Abbe Land, Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, Bonnie Abaunza of Amnesty International and Amy Lumet who accepted on behalf of her father. Barry Levinson did not attend.

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About Amnesty International:
Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

About Amnesty International Film Festival:
The 26 films in this year’s program offer powerful testimony to the interconnectedness of our struggles for freedom and universally guaranteed human rights.

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