Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2017 (Panorama)

A young female Algerian journalist is investigating various Islamic accounts of paradise. This project shows the power of theological concepts and the influences they have on daily life, as well as displaying some of the fragmentations and diversities of Islamic religion. Merzak Allouache's film warns against the danger of interpreting paradise into a commodity where the cost is the life of young men and women.