Monday, March 19, 2007

Human Rights: Films, Forum, no Fluff

Libération reports that grand prize at the 5th Human Rights Film Festival in Geneva went to Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady for their documentary on American fundamentalist Christians, Jesus Camp. A special prize went to Florent Marcie for his film on Chechnya (Itchkeri Kenti), Manon Loizeau earned a special mention for her Malédiction de naître fille (the curse of being born female), and the World Organization Against Torture prize went to Swiss sans papiers, a film on undocumented Swiss residents by Andreas Hoessli. Meanwhile, expressing dissatisfaction with the UN Human Rights Council, the film festival doubled as a forum on immigration and human rights, with particular emphasis on Burma.

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