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DOK Leipzig announces nominees for new award from the Peaceful Revolution Foundation

DOK Leipzig has announced the establishment of the Award of the Peaceful Revolution Foundation, which will present a cash prize of a cash prize of €5,000 to a documentary film that 'demonstrates a commitment to democracy and human rights in an exemplary manner.'
September 27, 2010

DOK Leipzig has announced the establishment of the Award of the Peaceful Revolution Foundation, which will present a cash prize of a cash prize of €5,000 to a documentary film that ‘demonstrates a commitment to democracy and human rights in an exemplary manner.’ Organizers say that docs that were created ‘in the face of resistance and limitations to freedom of the press and opinion, due to great personal dedication and courage on the part of the director’ are also to be considered for the award.
Among the nominees for this year are: In the Shadow of Doubt (Finland, directed by Pekko Lehto); Something about Georgia (France, directed by Nino Kirtadze); There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho (New Zealand, directed by Briar March); 20 Days that Shook Tehran (France/Iran, directed by Ali Razi); After the Revolution (Germany, directed by Dörte Franke and Marc Bauder); Casino Jack and the United States of Money (U.S., directed by Alex Gibney); All that Glitters (Czech Republic, directed by Tomas Kudrna); How to Start Your Own Country (Canada, directed by Jody Shapiro); Gaza on Air (Egypt/Palestine/France, directed by Samir Abdallah) and Love Me, Please (Ukraine, directed by Valeriy Balayan). The award will be presented on Oct. 22; the DOK Leipzig festival takes place from October 18-24.

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