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Markus Imhoof film receives human rights award

Markus Imhoof film receives human rights award

Still from the documentary Eldorado directed by Markus Imhoof.

10 October 2019

The movie Eldorado, in which filmmaker Markus Imhoof examines the European migrant crisis and contrasts it against his boyhood experience with a post-World War II Italian refugee, has received recognition from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and SIGNIS, a Roman Catholic lay ecclesial movement for professionals in the communication.

The film was awarded because it highlights universal values.

“This film underlines recent work by WACC on the need for more balanced media representations of refugees and migrants,” said WACC General Secretary Philip Lee. “Imhof’s film is a ‘must-see’ for all those concerned about one of the most pressing issues of our times.”

A director and screenwriter, Imhoof is a Swiss artist who has received international attention for The boat is full (Das Boot ist voll), a story about the refusal of political asylum by of Switzerland to the Jews fleeing Nazism. His cinema is characterized by a documentary poetic, even when it deals with fictional stories.

 

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