Commendation of the Ecumenical Jury, Montreal, 2005

THREE DOLLARS is the story of an Australian chemical engineer confronted with an ethical dilemma when he discovers plans to build houses on contaminated land. The film, dealing realistically and sometimes humourously with a highly individualized and corrupt social system, shows a man’s integrity as he opposes the plans and the support he receives unexpectedly from people living on the margins of society.