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Rushes Soho Shorts Fest announces doc winners

This year's edition of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, held in London and presented by UK post company Rushes, has announced the winners of the Rushes Awards for short format work.
July 30, 2010

This year’s edition of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, held in London and presented by UK post company Rushes, has announced the winners of the Rushes Awards for short format work. In the documentary category, the winning short film is Unearthing the Pen, directed by Carol Salter at Rock Salt Films. The film follows the story of a boy from Northern Uganda who wants to learn to read and write but who belongs to a tribal culture that has cursed the written word. The runner-ups are The Killing of the Imam from Khalid Shamis at tubafilms, which mixes animation, archive and documentary to tell the story of the last years of Imam Abdullah Haron, and Up There from Malcolm Murray at Mekanism, which studies the dying art of hand-painted advertising. For more info on the festival go to www.sohoshorts.com.

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