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WCC film wins international festival prize

12 November 2003

A film about Sierra Leone produced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) for Danish television won a prize as the best film in the inter-religious dialogue category at the International Festival of Cinema and Religion in Trento, Italy.

The film, "Roots of violence", was directed by Anders Laugesen for the WCC and the Ecumenical Council in Denmark. In it, we hear victims and perpetrators of atrocities committed during Sierra Leone's civil war, Muslims and Christians, talk about their experiences of violence and how they perceived God during the war.

"Roots of violence" and the other awarded films will be shown in Assisi, 29 November 2003; in Jerusalem, in December; and in Kairouan, Tunisia, in June 2004.

More information on the video and order forms are available on our website:

wcc-coe.org/wcc/news/videos/roots-of-violence.html

International Festival of Cinema and Religion inTrento website:

www.religionfilm.com/gb_index.htm