Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Montreal 2008

Because of its intricate exploration of conflicting survival needs — ecological, cultural and personal —, and their impact on family and society, our jury selects Daniel Alfredson's VARG (Wolf) for the ecumenical prize. It shows us, with cinematographic artistry, the root values that the minority culture must preserve within a dominant culture. The film suggests a spirituality that strives to hold tradition and change together, even at the cost of sacrificial love.