BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM AWARD
by Guido Hendrikx (The Netherlands, 2014)
MOTIVATION: Witnessing the methods of handling human beings in a polite yet inhumane construction, the film deftly reveals the deep undercurrents of the evolving conditions of global migration and displacement.
A film by Guido Hendrikx (The Netherlands, 2013, 19')
In the Netherlands, it takes three weeks to transform a man into an officer specialized in the forced return of refused asylum-seekers. This film follows the recruits' first simulations and first escort on a scheduled flight. It takes on the outlook of young officers who are learning to do their duty and practise a “humane violence”, leaving doubts and emotions outside their uniforms.
GIAN PAOLO PAOLI AWARD to the BEST ETHNO-ANTHROPOLOGICAL FILM
YAAR (Belgium, 2014)
by Simon Gillard
MOTIVATION: A tactile, sensuous, poetic exploration of a peoples relationship to the ground on which they live, dangerously exploited, intoxicatingly mined, this film treads a fine but powerful line of ambiguity that provokes perception itself as an important component of ethno-anthropological filmmaking.
A film by Simon Gillard (Belgium, 2014, 19')
The gold-diggers of Burkina Faso in an elegy of colors, sounds and gestures of work. In a wonderful alternation of light and shadows, bodies without roughness move rhythmically and faintly to make time and space a visual as well as sensory experience. Yaar is the center of a mine, a separate universe shining by its own light.
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