Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Nominations for The Norwegian Peace Film award.


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Originally uploaded by yasmin the storyteller
The Norwegian Peace Film Award is given to a film spotlighting direct, structural or cultural violence, and which in a creative way contributes to the prevention or reduction of violence and war.

Tromsø International Film Festival, together with the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) at the University of Tromsø, and the Student Network for Peace (SNF), has established this prize because of the power in film and storytelling. We believe that films focusing on oppression and abuse of power can make a difference.


The nominees are:

AND ALONG CAME THE TOURISTS
Germany

THE BAND’S VISIT
Israel, France, USA

DRY SEASON
France, Chad

EDUART
Greece, Germany

GUBRA
Malaysia

KAUTOKEINO-OPPRØRET
Norway

LA ZONA
Mexico

LITTLE MOTH
China

MUNYURANGABO
Rwanda, USA

NANKING
USA

WHAT REMAINS OF US
Canada


Win or lose, I'm just grateful that a film from Malaysia is there. Alhamdulillah.