Just last year, at the “Cinema for Peace” Gala 2020, Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker in Berlin met Gerard Butler, who was there as an ambassador for Mary's Meals, Vanessa Redgrave, CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire and multiple award-winning actress, and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wałesa. They all came together to support a good cause:
Since September 11, 2001, the “Cinema for Peace” initiative has been committed to recognizing and solving global social, political and humanitarian challenges using the medium of film. The first “Cinema for Peace” gala took place in 2002. In 2008, the “Cinema for Peace Foundation” emerged from this initiative as an international non-profit organization. It supports films and members of the film community who are particularly committed to these values. “Cinema for Peace” has already supported a number of projects and films, as well as individual, committed members of the film industry. In recent years, for example, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, and other well-known personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Muhammad Ali, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and their former honorary patron Nelson Mandela.
In 2016, South African actress, film producer and activist Charlize Theron thanked Lambertz sole owner Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker and Lambertz in her speech for their commitment and long-term support. She was appointed UN Ambassador for Peace in 2008 and is particularly committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa, for which she founded the Africa Outreach Project in 2007. This topic is also close to Lambertz's heart, which is why, in addition to the “Cinema for Peace” gala, they are also involved in the amfAR gala in Cannes, for example, at which Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker has been active as Vice Chair for years.
We captured some impressions of the 2016 “Cinema for Peace” Gala in this review: