To End All Wars
"A true story about the will to survive, and the courage to forgive."
War Drama Written by Brian Godawa A true story about Allied P.O.W.s who endure harsh treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors during World War II while they are forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. One man finds hope in creating a "jungle university" to teach the men Plato, Shakespeare and the Bible. An epic story of war, courage and forgiveness. It's about the triumph of the human spirit over man's inhumanity to man, and one man's journey from the prison of self-survival to the freedom of self-sacrifice.
2003 – Showcase selection, Cinema for Peace, Cannes Film Festival.
2002 – Grand Prize Best Picture Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival. Commander in Chief Medal of Service, Honor & Pride, Veterans of Foreign Wars Picture of the Year, Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Opening or closing position at the following film festivals: Toronto Film Festival; Cannes Film Festival; Telluride Film Festival; Heartland Film Festival; Taormina Film Festival, Sicily; Rainbow Film Festival, London; Hawaii Film Festival; Bermuda Film Festival; Mill Valley Film Festival; Nashville Film Festival; American Renaissance Film Festival; Pasadena Film Festival.