Bahamas International Film Festival

December 7-10, 2006

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Bahamas International Film Festival
2005 Winners

ZOZO, Winner of the Spirit of Freedom Award for a Narrative Film
Directed and Written by Josef Fares, ZOZO stars
Imad Creidi, Antoinette Turk and Viktor Axelsson


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Spirit of Freedom Award for a Narrative Film


During the war in Beirut, a young boy and his family are waiting for his exit papers to move from Lebanon and to seek refuge in Sweden. The film shows the horrors of the war and its effects on the civilian population. Even in the most serious situations, there is room for laughter.

Directed and Written by Josef Fares
Producers: Ana Anthony
Principal Cast: Imad Creidi, Antoinette Turk, Viktor Axelsson
103 minutes
Arabic/Swedish, English subtitles

Spirit of Freedom Documentary Award

La Sierra
Scene from La SierraThe film follows three young people over the course of the year in La Sierra, a neighborhood of Medellín, and shows their experiences with war. The strife in Colombia's civil war has been growing for forty years and has claimed more than death and love: the barrio's de facto mayor Edisón Flores, a 22-year-old leader of the Bloque Metro: Cielo Muñez, a teen mother widowed at the age of 15 and 19-year-old Jesús Martínez, a dutiful paramilitary soldier, who has adapted to life without the hand he lost to a grenade.

Directed by Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez
Producers: Scott Dalton
Spanish, English subtitles

Audience Award

Stander Movie PosterIn the early 1980's, a white police officer (Andres Stander, played by Thomas Jane) in Johannesburg, suffers a crisis of conscience due to his involvement in apartheid and becomes a notorious bank robber on the run. Then, from 1983 to 1984, the "Stander gang" (Stander, Alan Heyl & Patrick McCall) rob as many as four banks a day.

Directed by Bronwen Hughes
Written by Bima Stagg
Producer: Martin Katz, Chris Roland, Julia Verdin
Principal Cast: Thomas Jane, Ashley Taylor, David Patrick O'Hara
111 minutes

New Visions Award

Antibodies - Directed and written by Christian AlvartEvil is a Virus. An insidious killer is arrested in Berlin after a bloody shootout with the police. The man had slaughtered and then had sex with at least a dozen boys. While the authorities can prove this, there may be more victims that they are unaware of. A young upstanding policeman from a village outside of town is drawn into interrogations, but the killer’s sick mind-games begin to unhinge him and his worst nightmares seem to be coming true.

Written and Directed by Christian Alvart
Executive Producer: Theo Baltz + Boris Schönfeld
Cinematographer: Hagen Bogdanski
Principal Cast: Wotan Mike Möhring and André Hennike
127 minutes


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