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Banff 2012: “Koran by Heart” takes top jury prize at Rockies

The HBO documentary also snagged the jury award for best animation and kids show at the Rockies, while the best documentary trophy went to To Russia with Jazz from Sarabandefilm.
June 13, 2012

The Banff World Media Festival jury gave its Grand Jury Prize to the HBO documentary Koran by Heart at the Rockie Awards presentation Tuesday night.

Greg Barker’s documentary about kids competing in Egypt to memorize sections of Islam’s holy book also picked up the jury award for best animation and kids show.

Elsewhere, the Rockie for best entertainment went to the Belgian comedy What If?, while the best documentary trophy went to To Russia With Jazz, by German producer Sarabandefilm.

 

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