“Modern Babylon,” “Hiver Nomade” among EFA doc nominees

The European Film Academy has nominated Manuel von Stürler's Hiver Nomade (Winter Nomads), Julien Temple's London - The Modern Babylon (pictured), and Jérôme le Maire's Le Thé Ou L'Electricité (Tea or Electricity) for its documentary award.
October 23, 2012

The European Film Academy has nominated Manuel von Stürler’s Hiver Nomade (Winter Nomads), Julien Temple’s London – The Modern Babylon (pictured), and Jérôme le Maire’s Le Thé Ou L’Electricité (Tea or Electricity) for its documentary award.

Hiver Nomade, a film from Switzerland, documents the 600km journey of two shepherds, three donkeys, four dogs and 800 sheep across the Swiss-French region.

Meanwhile, Julien Temple’s 128-minute doc London – The Modern Babylon examines the past 110 years of London, with black and white footage and interviews with residents from all walks of life in the city, from shopkeepers to musicians.

The third nominated film, Le Thé Ou L’Electricité, a Belgium/France/Morocco coproduction, focuses on an isolated village in Morocco as it gets electricity.

All of the films were selected by a committee which included DOK Leipzig’s festival director Claas Danielsen and IDFA’s director Ally Derks.

The nominated films will be available to 2,700 members of the European Film Academy, who will vote for the winner which will be named at the 25th European Film Awards ceremony on December 1 in Malta.

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