Three out of four Dutch documentaries selected for the maincompetition performed well at the 10th edition of the Visions duReel international documentary festival in Nyon, Switzerland.
The grand prize ofthe international jury, consisting of directors Christian Frei(Switzerland), Werner Penzel (Germany) and Nicolas Philibert (France), wasawarded to Justiça by Maria Ramos,'for her fiercely profound look' at Brazil's 'relentless judicial machinery'.
Arna's Children, aDutch/Israeli coproduction by Dutch director Danniel Danniel and his codirectorJuliano Mer Khamis about a Palestinian youth theatre group set up by a Jewish lady,received a special mention from the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation as well asthe youth's jury prize.
Alias Kurban Said by Jos de Putter, aboutthe mysterious writer of the novel Ali And Nino, which premiered at Visionsdu Reel, was among the three most viewed docs at the Doc Outlook market.
Wellspring byChinese director Sha Qing, which won the prize of the Swiss BroadcastingCorporation, was the most demanded and viewed film in the market.
The best Swiss documentary, winning the prize of the SuisseCinema Jury and getting a special mention from the Swiss BroadcastingCorporation, was Dieter Fahrer's QueSera'.
The prize for best newcomer in de Regards Neufs selectionwas awarded to Das Wirst Du Nie Verstehen(You Will Never Understand This) by Anja Salomonowitz (Austria) and
The public's jury awarded its prize to Grissinopoli - El Pais De Los Grisines (Grissinopoli -Bread-stickville) by Dario Doria from Argentinia, and granted Die Spielwütigen (Addicted To Acting)by Andres Veiel (Germany) a special mention.