Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Damocracy Wins another Award

Photo: Sara Creta 2014
Great news. The video Damocracy that was written, filmed, edited and directed by yours truly, and produced for a number of environmental groups, most notably Doga in Turkey, has just won another International video award; this time in Bilbao, Spain.

 I had the honour of being able to attend the 6th Cine Invisible International Film Festival and to personally present Damocracy which was selected to open the festival with over 400 in attendance. It was a wonderful festival, with a focus on highlighting stories that don’t often get told. Not only were theaters at night filled, but the festival also participated in schools and I had the wonderful experience of being able to talk about the issue of dams in the Amazon and in Turkey with not only people interested in films, but with students interested in social and environmental issues.

 That, in and of itself, was worthy of mentioning, however the video also won a prestigious award in the category of videos dealing with sustainability on the closing night. Congrats to all involved. Damocracy will now be participating in the 1st International Planeta Doc film festival in Florianopolis, Brazil. Damocracy has won two awards, and has been officially selected to participate in 8 festivals in 8 different countries.

 Check out the photos and video