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Director  Mitra Sen
Initial release  November 2, 2005 (USA)
Screenplay  Mitra Sen
Writer  Mitra Sen
Language  English
8.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Family
Music director  John Welsman
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Country  Canada
The Peace Tree movie poster
Cast  Aiishwariya Haran, Jacoba Rozema, Anastasia Vasko
Similar movies  Angel Dog (2011), The National Tree (2009), The Challengers (1990), The ButterCream Gang (1992), The Poet (2007)

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The Peace Tree is a 2005 family film written and directed by Mitra Sen, produced by Sandalwood Productions in association with Harmony Movement and CBC.

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Plot

The Peace Tree tells the story of two little girls, one Muslim and one Christian, who dream of celebrating each other’s festivals, Christmas and Eid. But when they share their dreams, they are met with resistance from their parents who express their concerns. Through their struggles, they create a unique symbol—The Peace Tree, a tree that highlights the symbols from all our cultures and faiths to reflect the beauty of "diversity in unity". The Peace Tree shares the voices of the children who try to enlighten their parents to the importance of sharing and celebrating diversity together.

The Peace Tree has been invited to over 50 film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival and received twelve international awards.

Beyond the Film

The film has triggered the creation of Peace Trees internationally and the proclamation of Peace Tree Day on June 1, 2006 by Mayor David Miller in Toronto. In 2007, York Region, York Regional Police, York Region District School Board and the City of Windsor proclaimed Peace Tree Day.

Awards and recognition

  • Liv Ullmann Peace Prize, 22nd Chicago Int’l.
  • Children’s Film Festival for promoting peace and harmony
  • Audience Award, Taiwan International Children’s Film and Television Film Festival 2006
  • Nominated Best Feature, Taiwan International Children’s Film and Television Festival 2006
  • Silver Cairo for Short Film, Cairo International Film Festival for Children 2006
  • Children’s International Jury Prize, Cairo
  • International Film Festival for Children 2006
  • Best Short Fiction, Lamatatena Cine por Ninos et Ninas, Mexico, 2006
  • Best Short Family Film, Sarasota Film Festival 2006
  • Best Children’s Film, Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival 2006
  • Gold Statue, Best Direction, Roshd International Film Festival, Iran, 2006
  • Gold Statue, Best Script, Roshd International Film Festival, Iran, 2006
  • Gold Statue, Best Acting, Roshd International Film Festival, Iran, 2006
  • S-VOX (Vision TV)/ReelWorld Film Festival, Spiritual Film Award, 2007
  • Golden Minbar Festival, Kazan, Russia, President of the Republic of Tartasan, Award for Humanity in Film Art, 2007
  • References

    The Peace Tree Wikipedia
    The Peace Tree IMDb


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