On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.
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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