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PAWEL LOZINSKI NAMED BEST DIRECTOR AT ONE WORLD

The One World Film Festival has announced the winners of this year's competition. The Best Film Award goes to the British-Cambodian co-production Enemies of the People by Rob Lemkin. Pawel Lozinski won the Best Director Award for Chemo (East European Forum 2007). Tomáš Kudrna's All That Glitters (Ex Oriente Film 2006) won the Czech Radio Award.

 

One World - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
March 10 - 18, 2010
Prague / Czech Republic

Award Ceremony: March 18, 2010 / Lucerna

 

BEST FILM AWARD

ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (Enemies of the People)
UK, Cambodia 2009, 94 min
D: Rob Lemkin

For more than 10 years, Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath spent his free weekends working in remote rural provinces. The results of this painstaking project are the dozens of interviews with people who directly participated in the slaughter under the Khmer Rouge.

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

CHEMO (Chemia)
Poland 2009, 58 min
D: Pawel Łoziński

"Some people get ordinary flu; it's just that ours is simply very serious." This is one of the ways in which patients at a Warsaw oncology clinic view their disease. It takes several hours for them to take another dose of chemotherapy.

The film was pitched at the 2007 East European Forum and included in East Silver 2009.

 

RUDOLF VRBA AWARD

THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS
India 2009, 79 min
D: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam

Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the Chinese invasion of Tibet. Throughout the last five decades, the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has pushed his nation to accept a non-violent middle way based on dialogue with the government of China as a means to achieving autonomy.

 

 

RUDOLF VRBA AWARD - SPECIAL MENTION

TIBET IN SONG
USA 2009, 82 min
D: Ngawang Choephel

In 1995, the Tibetan musicologist Ngawang Choephel set off for his homeland, from where he had fled to India as a child. Using a small camera, he attempted to document the extent to which Tibetans in their occupied country had managed to preserve their rich musical heritage. To his horror, he discovered that Chinese pop music could be heard everywhere in Lhasa, and that most young Tibetans preferred this to traditional songs.



VÁCLAV HAVEL SPECIAL AWARD
The documentary The Sun Behind the Clouds will also receive the Václav Havel Special Award as a film that uniquely contributes to the defence of human rights, awarded by the Jury whose honorary chair is Václav Havel.

THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS
India 2009, 79 min
D: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam

Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the Chinese invasion of Tibet. Throughout the last five decades, the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has pushed his nation to accept a non-violent middle way based on dialogue with the government of China as a means to achieving autonomy.

 

CZECH RADIO AWARD
The Czech Radio Award for creative use of music and sound in a documentary film will be awarded to the Czech film directed by Tomáš Kudrna All That Glitters.

ALL THAT GLITTERS (Mlčeti zlato)
Czech Republic 2010, 99 min
D: Tomáš Kudrna

At first glance, time seems to have stood still in the west Kyrgyz village of Barskon. Veterans of the Second World War enjoy the greatest respect and many of the people here look back with nostalgia at the socialist era, when everyone had work, healthcare was free and "we all had it just as good".

The film attended the 2006 Ex Oriente Film.



STUDENT JURY AWARD
The Student Jury Award for the best film in the One World collection of films for students will be awarded by the Student Jury to the director Marije Meerman for her film I Wanna Be Boss.

I WANNA BE BOSS
Netherlands 2008, 58 min
D: Marije Meerman

The protagonists of this film (which is subtitled "the smartest children in China") are five students in their final year at an elite secondary school in the Chinese megacity of Chongqing. Their efforts this year, and their final exams in particular, will decide whether they are able to get into one of the two most prestigious universities in the country in the capital city Beijing. Only the very best can succeed.



VŠEM AUDIENCE AWARD
The winner of the VŠEM Audience Award is the Czech documentary The Unwelcome by Tomáš Škrdlant.

THE UNWELCOME
Czech Republic 2010, 95 min
D: Tomáš Škrdlant

Director Tomáš Škrdlant describes his documentary as being "about living a good life with an unfortunate destiny - going back to live among people and returning to human life with all its imperfections." Incredibly, for 20 years, he followed the fate of his five protagonists, who were rejected by their parents after being born with serious disabilities.


 

 

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