Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
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He has since worked on videos for groups including Human Rights Watch and the Global March Against Child Labour. His short documentary on the lives of Indian street artists, Writings on the Wall garnered awards at Worldfest Houston and the Columbus Film and Video Festival. It was broadcast nationally on Canada’s Bravo! Network, Indias NDTV, and internationally on Al Jazeera English.
Née en 1976 à Zurich. Etudes de cinéma et d’ethnologie à l’Université de Zurich. De 2006 à 2013 membre de la commission de sélection du festival de cinéma Visions du Réel. Chargée de presse pour la Suisse alémanique et la Suisse romande au festival du film de Locarno, à partir de 2011 membre de la commission de sélection des courts métrages. Dès 2011 membre de la commission d’experts non-fiction de la Fondation zurichoise pour le cinéma.
Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir (b. 1982) studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her work is a game of layers, both in her smaller collages and her bigger wall-pieces, as everywhere in her imagery one will find a mixture of old national emblems, waterfalls, mountains, and animals...
Jean Boiron-Lajous studied film and graduated from the University of Lille 3 and Aix- Marseille, in France. He made « La mémoire et la mer », and videos like « Une personne-une ligne ». He was an assistant director for the Zeugma Films production company but also with Agnès Varda...