Human rights film award for “Masel Tov Cocktail”

This time the German Human Rights Film Award goes to the Syrian-British documentary in the feature film category For Sama by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

Satire has received two awards Masel Tov Cocktail by Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatszch in the university and education categories, as the organizers announced on Monday evening in Nuremberg. The best short film is From 18! – The daughter of … by Joakim Demmer, Verena Kuri and Chiara Minchio. As a »non professional« sat down Just.Another.Month. by Charlotte Weinreich and Rosa-Lena Lange.

diversity The variety of topics covered ranged from war and flight, racism and anti-Semitism, gender discrimination and the strengthening of women’s rights to the disappearance of people, said Klaus Ploth from the organizers of the competition. “In the films it became clear again that human rights are still under pressure – in Europe, worldwide, but also in Germany,” he explained.

According to the information, a total of 365 productions were submitted for the Human Rights Film Award in 2020. The award of the twelfth German Human Rights Film Prize is to take place on December 5 as an online event due to the corona pandemic. The cabaret artist and TV presenter Christoph Süß will moderate it, the main speaker will be the journalist Anja Reschke (Panorama, NDR).

The film prize is currently awarded every two years by 21 organizations, including Amnesty International, the German Unesco Commission and the Catholic missionary organization Missio. Films will be honored that deal with the idea of ​​human rights, their implementation or protection and violation at home and abroad, as it is called. The leadership lies with the Evangelical Media Center Bavaria. The prizes are endowed with 2500 euros each. epd

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