Movie on Syria wins top award at UK's leading documentary festival
June 11 , 2015
‘A Syrian Love Story’ by British filmmaker Sean McAllister has won the grand jury prize at the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest.
The film centers on a family that flees Syria during the civil war. McAllister was reportedly arrested by authorities in Damascus while making the film.
Ruby Chen, a grand jury member of the festival, praised the film's “Bergmanesque portrait” of relationships against an “ever-changing and tumultuous backdrop.”
Meanwhile, the environmental award went to Jerry Rothwell’s film ‘How to Change the World’; while Marc Silver’s ‘3.5 Minutes, 10 Bullets’ bagged the youth jury award.
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