The Day After Peace (2008) is the second award-winning documentary film from Peace One Day founder and chairman Jeremy Gilley. The camera follows Jeremy as he galvanises the countries of the world to recognise an official 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?
The Day After Peace is a moving testament to the power of the individual and the perseverance of the human spirit.
82mins, in English.
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