Best Documentary, 2008 Danville International Children’s Film
Festival Audience Award, Best Children’s Short, 2008 Newport
International Film Festival Utah Short Film of the Year, Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake Film
Center Official Selection, AFI Silverdocs Official Selection, Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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
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
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
Special Documentary Jury Prize, Sarasota Film Festival Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York
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