Winners of the 15th WATCH DOCS IFF

10-12-2015

The jury of the 15th WATCH DOCS IFF unanimously decided to award two outstanding films ex aequo: “A Syrian Love Story” Sean McAllister and “Behemoth” by Zhao Liang.

In their statement, the jury members wrote: In “A Syrian Love Story” Sean McAllister accompanies a family through times of upheaval, war and exile and allows us to closely follow their deeply touching journey through love, fear, loss and ultimately alienation.

Zhao Liang in “Behemoth” takes us into the Dante-like inferno of a Chinese coal mine and industrial complex. With breath-taking images, a delicately crafted soundtrack and an intricate montage the director creates an amazing piece of art about human survival and dignity in times of greed and destruction.


photo: Behemoth; A Syrian Love Story