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Cahier Africain wins Silver Dove and Prize of the Interreligious Jury at DOK Leipzig

Images © DOK Leipzig 2016/ Susann Jehnichen


Cahier Africain, Heidi Specogna’s latest documentary feature, was awarded twice at Leipzig Documentary Festival. The film won the Silver Dove in the International Competition which honors the best film on the topic of democracy and human rights. The film was lauded by the jury for its strong impressive imagery contrasting cruelty and beauty in the daily lives of African women.

Additionally, Cahier Africain was awarded the Prize of the newly founded Interreligious Jury which described the film as a symbol of hope in a country shaped by civil war. According to the jury, Specogna’s sensitive dealing with her protagonists created a poetic film which functions as call for reconciliation.

Here, you will find the official list of award recipients…

Cahier Africain is a co-production of Filmpunkt GmbH and PS Film GmbH as well as ZDF/3Sat (commissioning editor: Katya Mader). Among others, supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

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