Activist groups screen Joyeaux Noël

Date:           Saturday, December 1, 2018

Time:          3:00 pm–5:00 pm  

Location:    Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA 93955

Cost:           Free event.  Donation welcomed.  No one turned away. 



Sponsors: The Peace Coalition of Monterey County
Veterans For Peace Chapter 46 Monterey
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Monterey Branch

About the Film:  French director Christian Carion’s 2005 epic war drama is inspired by the Christmas Truce of 1914 along the Western Front of World War I.  Peace “broke out” when French, Scottish and German soldiers left behind their rifles and emerged from their muddy, cold, rat-infested trenches to enjoy a brief interlude of brotherhood and sanity.  During the fleeting hours of the unofficial truce, they buried their fallen brothers, shook hands, shared songs, exchanged a cigarette or a piece of chocolate, and played football in “No Man’s Land”.  Joyeux Noël is a war movie, yet it is more about the human spirit than war.  It ultimatelydelivers a stark reminder of the incompatibility of war and compassion.

Produced by Christophe Rossignon and Benjamin Herrmann for Sony Pictures Classics.  Written and directed by Christian Carion.  Nominated in 2006 for Best Foreign Language Film by the Academy Awards USA and Golden Globes USA.        Official trailer:

About the Sponsors:

Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC):  Founded in 1991 to  “promote non-violent resolutions in world conflicts and policies that will create a more peaceful world.”
Email:          Co-Chairs Sidney Ramsden
Scott ( and Deborah Warcken (

Veterans For Peace (VFP), Chapter 46 is the Monterey County chapter of a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts focus on building a culture of peace by using their experiences and voices to expose the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.
Email               Justin Loza,

The Monterey Peace and Justice Center’s mission is to inspire and mobilize the people of Monterey County to cultivate peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy, and environmental sustainability in our community and the world through education and advocacy.
Email:            Catherine Crockett,

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Monterey County Branch is a worldwide organization established in 1915. The Monterey County Branch shares WILPF’s commitment to justice, non-violence, equality and true democracy. WILPF is a community of support, inquiry and spirited activism, exercising freedoms, rights and responsibilities while working together for a just and peaceful world.
Email:             Joyce Vandevere, WILPF-MC co-Chair


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