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VI HumanDOC International Film Festival – award gala

On 22 November 2015, the award gala of the VI HumanDOC International Film Festival “Global Development in Cinema” took place. During the ceremony, awards were handed to the best films discussing global interdependencies, social and cultural transformations, as well as the situation in the poorest countries of the world.

The HumanDOC festival is a unique film event held in the Central and Eastern Europe, during which documentaries are presented, which concern basic problems of the developed countries in Asia, Africa, and South America and promote the idea of helping those countries. Film showings were held from Friday, 20 November, until Sunday, 22 November, in Kinoteka and Staromiejski Dom Kultury.

The Grand Prix Award for the Best Foreign Film went to the film directed by Michael Ramsdell entitled “When elephants fight”, which discussed the dilemma of the North-South relations, consumption leading to exploitation and treating poorer regions like objects, which results in infringing fundamental human rights. The award was delivered by Zuzanna Kierzkowska, Director of the Development Cooperation Department at MFA.

Since 2010, the Festival is co-financed from the funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the Polish Aid Programme.

Selected films can be seen until 20 December 2015 on KINOPLEX.PL, including versions adapted to the needs of persons with sight and hearing dysfunctions.

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