Visions du Réel 2011

42nd Festival international du cinéma Nyon
06.04.2011 to 13.04.2011

From left: Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, Hassouna Mansouri, Jacqueline Veuve, Raphael Pifko

Awards of the Interreligious Jury

The Tiniest Place
Directed by:

The film describes a small village in El Salvador where daily life is slowly coming back while people are challenged by the traumatising memories of the civil war. An elaborated style allows the depiction of the tragedies avoiding all kind of clichés and even celebrating life. Violence is recalled but not shown. The shift between sound and image opens space for a meaningful silence.

Scheich Ibrahim, Bruder Jihad
Directed by:

With a limpid and respectful style, the film gives a sober vision of an ideal shared by two characters belonging to different religious traditions.