Prize of the Interreligious Jury, Nyon 2006

The Interreligious Jury awards its Prize, endowed with CHF 5’000 by the Catholic Church in  Switzerland and the John Templeton Foundation, to the film in competition "Voices of Bam", by Aliona van der Horst et Maasja Ooms, for reminding us, that after the news cameras have gone, natural disasters leave behind shattered lives to rebuild, difficult questions about God, and decisions to be made, physical and ethical tasks to endure, and losses to be mourned and remembered, as life goes on. The film impressed the jury by its artistic use of photos and voices which bring the dead back to us.