Coun­cil re­wards the Rights stuff

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The Ir­ish Coun­cil for Civil Lib­er­ties an­nounced the win­ners for its Sixth An­nual Hu­man Rights Film Awards at a gala screen­ing in the Light House last night. The Grand Prize went to Ni­amh Heery’s Har­manli: Trapped on the Fringe of Free­dom, a doc­u­men­tary con­cern­ing the daily lives of Syr­ian refugees in a Bul­gar­ian refugee camp. Set up in a dis­used mil­i­tary base on the bor­der with Turkey, Har­manli has housed hun­dreds of Syr­i­ans dis­placed af­ter the re­cent vi­o­lent dis­tur­bances.

Sec­ond prize went the way of Na­cho Gil’s A Thin Line, which goes among home­less people on the streets of Va­len­cia. Vir­ginia Man­chado’s Modou Modou, which fol­lows an African im­mi­grant work­ing in Lon­don as a mar­ket labourer, grabbed the third prize. The starry jury in­cluded Lenny Abra­ham­son, Conor McPher­son,

Cleopa­tra Stephen Rea and Brenda Fricker.

The ICCL Hu­man Rights Film Awards is Ire­land’s only hu­man-rights themed short film com­pe­ti­tion. Founded in 2008, it seeks to en­cour­age work by the most promis­ing up-and-com­ing film-mak­ers.

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