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.
PETITION (The Court of Complaints)
2009 / China, France / 124 min
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This epic examining the basis of the current Chinese political system is based upon a twelve-year-observation of people who arrived to Peking with complaints concerning their local governments. Most of them were put away to slums where they have, in their effort to achieve some justice, been existing in absolute poverty for up to several years.
|Dir. of Photography||Zhao LIANG|
|Editing||Bruno BARWISE, Sylvie BLUM, Shun ZI, Zhao LIANG|
|Tags||Asia, long-term observation, observational, political, social issues, society|