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NFB animated doc wins Golden Dove at Leipzig

Tying Your Own Shoes, an animated doc from the National Film Board of Canada, won the Golden Dove Award for a short film at the 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The film, which provides unique perspectives from four adults with Down Syndrome, was awarded the €5,000 prize after making its world premiere at the Festival. The Golden Dove award is bestowed by jury to the film that gives voice to a segment of society rendered voiceless, and that also expands the vocabulary of documentary film aesthetics.
November 2, 2009

Tying Your Own Shoes, an animated doc from the National Film Board of Canada, won the Golden Dove Award for a short film at the 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The film, which provides unique perspectives from four adults with Down Syndrome, was awarded the €5,000 prize after making its world premiere at the Festival. The Golden Dove award is bestowed by jury to the film that gives voice to a segment of society rendered voiceless, and that also expands the vocabulary of documentary film aesthetics.

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