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.
The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik // The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik (Orig.)
2009 / Austria / 30 min
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In the small town of Pruchnik, near the remote Bieszczady Mountains in the south-eastern part of Poland, villagers gather every year on Good Friday to "punish" Judas for his betrayal of Jesus. The film explores the thin line between pagan and Christian rites and raises the timely question to what extent anti-semitism finds loopholes in the Roman Catholic tradition.
|Dir. of Photography||Monika Muskala|
|Sound||Andreas Horvath, Mischa Rainer|
|Tags||observational, religion, rituals, rural society|
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