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Best Documentary, 2008 Danville International Children’s Film

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Festival Audience Award, Best Children’s Short, 2008 Newport

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International Film Festival Utah Short Film of the Year, Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake Film

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Center Official Selection, AFI Silverdocs Official Selection, Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB, Robert Richter, USA, 92’

Sakue Shimohira, age ten and hiding in a shelter when the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, survived to wage a personal campaign to abolish nuclear weapons. A tragic and inspirational figure, she has

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12:15 pm

Israel is the only country in the world where 18-year-old girls are drafted for compulsory military service. In the film, some of them describe their experiences during their two years in the army.

SOUTH ASIA PREMIERE KICK LIKE A GIRL, Jenny Mackenzie, USA, 25’

The story of what happens when ‘The Mighty Cheetahs’, an undefeated all-girls soccer team, competes in the boys division. With humour and candour this award winning documentary hits home to all of the boy-girl issues and explores what ‘Kick Like A Girl’ really means on and off the playing field.

Monday, 15 September

11:15 am

The film portrays the lives of three women ex-child combatants. They participated in the decade-long Civil Wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The film challenges methods of production and visual aesthetics. It contains unique sound work, hand-drawn animation, and live-action, stressing the extensive ‘story-telling’ skills of the three women.

TO SEE IF I AM SMILING,Tamar Yarom, Israel, 59’, INPUT

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Special Documentary Jury Prize, Sarasota Film Festival Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York

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SOUTH ASIA PREMIERE WOMAN SEE LOT OF THINGS, Meira Asher Netherlands, 65’

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Best Documentary, Yerevan International Film Festival Prix camera au Poing (camera at the ready) RIDM, Montreal Winner TV3 Catalunya International Award, Barcelona

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