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Winners 2015

Most Valuable Movie of the Year:


selma.jpg12 Years a Slave

Director: Aca DuVernay

Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

 

The chronicles of the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the fance of a violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Selma tells the story of how the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement, prompted change that forever altered history.

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6t7vVTxaic

 

 

unbroken.jpgUnbroken

Director: Angelina Jolie

Cast: Jack O`Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson

Producers: Matthew Bear, Angelina Jolie, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend

 

UNBROKEN follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Luis "Louie" Zamperini. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII he spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he is caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Zamperini is imprisoned in a camp in Tokyo, ruled by a cruel Japanese corporal who tortures him for over two years. He survives this time against all odds. Im January 1998, he returned to Japan when he ran a leg of the Olymic Torch  for the Winter Olymic Games in Nagano, Japan.

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrjJbl7kRrI

 

 

 

TimbuktuDEPoster.jpgTimbuktu

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki

Producers: Sylvie Pialat

 

Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his family untouched by the religous terror spread in the region. The people in the surrounding towns suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but reisist with dignity. Kidane and his family are being spared the caos that prevails in Timbuktu, but their destiny changes abpruptly.

 

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs2dYAlbINY

 

 

Most Valuable Documentary of the Year:


ETeam_poster.jpgE-Team

Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman

Producers: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman, Marilyn Ness

Country: USA/Afghanistan/Iraq/Kenya/Somalia/Yemen

 

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals hired to document war crimes and report them to the rest of the world. Within his colatile climate, the film takes us to the frontline in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of coordinated attacks conducted by Bashar al-Assad and the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi.

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPSNhlU8jw

 

 

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Drone

Director: Tonje Hessen Schei

Producer: Lars Løge

DRONE is a documentary about the voert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this new tchnology DRONE reveals crucial information about the drone war in Pakistan and offers unique insights into the nature of drone warfare. The documentary covers diverse and integral ground from the recuitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the redefinition of "going to war", to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology. As the world leaders giging the secret "green light" to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history people are willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice.

 

 

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i43vSC-dTC0

 

 

 

The International Green Film Award


virunga.jpgVirunga

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

Producer: Joanna Natasegara, Orlando von Einsiedel

Afirca`s oldest national park, Vidunga, is situated in the Cemocratic Republic of the Congo. It is both, a UNESCO world heritage site and a contested ground among insurgencies seeking to topple the goverment that see untold profits in the land. Among this onging power stuggle, Virunga also happens to be the last natural habitat for the critically endangered mountain gorilla. The only thing standing in the way of the forces cloing in around the gorillas is a handful of passinate park rangers and journalists fighting to secure the park`s borders and expose the corruption of it`s enemies.

 

 

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxXf2Vxj_EU

 

 

The Award for Justice


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Three Windows and a Hanging

Director:

Producers: Shkumbin Istrefi, Mentor Shala

THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING is a story set in post-war Kosovo. A critcal view of a society which survived the war, won its independence but still struggles with human equality. An insightful portrait of a Balkan village, of a patriarchal microcosm and of its mayor who desperately wants to control the village life. Of husbands who feel forced to behave strong, but act against their own emotional intrest. A reflection of rituals which not only show gender inequlity, but also the absence of freedom of expression within the male community.

 

 

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOnKHG13vXM

 

 

miners.jpgMiners Shot Down

Director: Rehad Desai

Producers: Rehad Desai, Anita Khanna

South Africa, August 2012. The Marikana mine experiences the worst episode of bloodshed since the end of apartheid. For seven days, thousands of miners are protesting for a living wage. The nonviolent demonstration is brought down through an intervention by state police forces, in which more than 30 miners are shot dead and many others injured. The director reconstructs the sequence of events through testimonies and footage of the massacre, drawing a disturbing picture of the mechanism of power in South Africa, where corportations make procits by exploiting members of society.

 

 

Watch the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkK_T_vz7cY