Celebrating it’s 15th anniversary, the Pocono Mountains Film Festival honors the iconic and creative genius in the entertainment industry, affording the opportunity for future filmmakers to network with the best of the best. It’s mission statement states its objectives and goals to be to increase self-esteem and positive role models, provide choices and a vision on how to secure a viable socioeconomic status, remove the uninvited stereo types that enter our homes through television and media out-lets and eliminate the option to join a gang and replace it with the option to succeed. DLJ will be receiving the Daniel Pearl Multimedia Award this year, so named for the Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter that was kidnapped and murdered by members of Al-Qaeda in 2002. Past Daniel Pearl honorees have included syndicated journalist Kam Williams, “Cocoon” author David Saperstein and photographer Catherine Bauknight.
Other honorees for 2017 will be:
Special Ed, rapper “Entertainment Career Achievement Award”
Jennifer Wise “Advocate for a Better America”
“Special Surprise Honoree “Lifetime Career Achievement Award”
15th Annual Pocono Mountains Film Festival
Honorary Awards Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Mount Airy Resort & Casino
Saturday, October 21st 2017
Red Carpet Meet & Greet 5:30p.m.
P.O. Box 871, Tannersville, PA 18372 www.PoconoMountainsFilmFestival.com 570.234.6713
Honorary Awards Dinner Tables Seats 10 people $650.00
Honorary Awards Dinner individual seats $65.00 per person
Includes Meet & Greet- Red Carpet, Photo-Op with Celebrities and Filmmakers.
$6.00 Individual Film Screening Pass $30 All Day Screening Pass
$65.00 Awards Ceremony / Meet & Greet with celebrities and Filmmakers
$80.00 All Inclusive Awards Ceremony Dinner and Screenings
Make checks payable to: The Pocono Mountains Film Festival.
P.O. Box 871, Tannersville, PA 18372
Now III%ers are trying to make this sound like this is the start of the next civil war, but that will only be if they start it. This is what #RefuseFascism has to say:
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Take To The Streets And Public Squares
in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night—not stopping—until our DEMAND is met:
This Nightmare Must End:
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Immigrants living in terror—their next step could mean detention, deportation, being torn from children and loved ones.
Muslims and refugees demonized, banned and cast out.
Millions—children, the elderly, disabled, the sick, the poor—denied healthcare, food assistance, the very right to live.
Women objectified, degraded, and denied the basic right to control their own reproduction, with fundamentalist Christian fascism increasingly being made law.
LGBTQ people stigmatized, ostracized, and denied civil rights recently won.
Black and Latino people openly threatened by the President, with maximum sentencing, stop-and-frisk going national, intensified police brutality and murder of our youth with no holds barred.
People all over the world facing bombings, occupations, war and the threat of nuclear war with Donald Trump’s “America First” finger on the nuclear trigger.
The truth bludgeoned—lies and more lies—critical thinking being destroyed in education and public discourse.
The whole planet in peril from a regime that denies global warming and shreds all environmental protections.
A regime step by step discarding basic democratic rights, targeting group after group, and suppressing dissent and resistance. A regime unleashing the violence of white supremacists, anti-semites, and fascist thugs. This is fascism—a qualitative change in how society is governed. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late.
THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END. Millions feel this and ache with the question of how to stop this unrelenting horror. The stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity and the planet itself.
Who will end this nightmare? We will. Only the determined struggle of millions of people acting together with courage and conviction can drive this regime from power.
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017:
We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Our protest must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions—determined to act to put a stop to the grave danger that the Trump/Pence Regime poses to the world by demanding that this whole regime be removed from power.
Our actions will reflect the values of respect for all of humanity and the world we want—in stark contrast to the hate and bigotry of the Trump/Pence fascist regime.
Our determination to persist and not back down will compel the whole world to take note. Every force and faction in the power structure would be forced to respond to our demand. The cracks and divisions among the powers already evident today will sharpen and widen. As we draw more and more people forward to stand up, all of this could lead to a situation where this illegitimate regime is removed from power.
Spread the word and organize now. Be a part of making history. Don’t let it be said that you stood aside when there was still a chance to stop a regime that imperils humanity and the Earth itself. Join in taking to the streets and the public squares day after day and night after night demonstrating that In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America.
On November 4, 2017, we will stand together with conviction and courage, overcoming fear and uncertainty, to insist that: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO!