No surprises. For the Best Nordic Documentary at the festival in Malmø the jury chose to go for two films that have already achieved recognition and won awards outside the Nordic countries, so naturally also ”at home”, even if the films not at all deal with ”home”:
”Last Men in Aleppo” by Feras Fayyad and ”Nowhere to Hide” by Zaradasht Ahmed, from Syria and Iraq. The jury motivations for the Grand Prix and the Honorary Mention go like this:
”Last Men in Aleppo” (is an) example of outstanding filmmaking portraying one of the greatest tragedies of our time. Risking their lives, with great respect for their characters and an impressive sensitivity to the complexity of war, the filmmakers take us into a world made up of choices that very few of us would be capable of making: Last Men in Aleppo.
”Nowhere to Hide” (that) gives us a unique insight into the long-term consequences of war, from the perspective of an ordinary man whose life is turned upside-down: Nowhere to Hide.
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