Magazine article Screen International

Dubai Film Connection Hands out Prizes

Magazine article Screen International

Dubai Film Connection Hands out Prizes

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The Dubai Film Connection (DFC) handed out $115,000 in prize money on Thursday night, including the top three prizes of $25,000 which went to Ahmed Ibrahim's Kharouf (Egypt), Leyla Bouzid's God Protect My Daughter (Tunisia) and Ghada Terawi's The Forgotten (Palestine).

Ibrahim's Kharouf follows a man on the verge of leaving Egypt; while God Protect My Daughter captures pre-revolutionary Tunisia through the character of a rebellious teenager. The Forgotten tells the story of Japanese, pro-Palestinian activist Kozo Okamoto.

The $8,250 Arte International Prize went to Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi's Gaza D.C., revolving around an ill-fated love story between a US activist and a local man in the Gaza Strip.

The $6,800 OIF Prize, sponsored by Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, went to Alexandria-based Mark Lotfy's documentary Dangerous Profiles, exploring how political activists in Egypt have created online avatars.

Palestinian Firas Khoury's The Flag won the $10,000 Front Row/KNCC Award. …

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