The fourteenth edition of documentairefestival Docville, that Thursday evening was closed, a record number of more than 10,000 visitors and this despite the fact that fewer screenings were programmed in a different way. That said programmator Frank Moens on the closing night, during which the present the Belgian premiere were to see the film ‘Mountain’ of Jennifer Peedom.
On the closing night was also the jury prize for Belgian documentary awarded to Klara Van Es ‘See me’, about the people with disabilities in the shelter Monnikenheide. Renata Terra, Bruno George and Mariana Olivia received the award for best international documentary for “Piripkura’, about a tribe of native americans who are faced with boomkap in the Brazilian rainforest. Hogir Hirori was with “The deminer”, about a Kurdish colonel in the Iraqi city of Mosul landmines and harmless, the laureate of the prize of the jury in the category of our knowledge and belief.
Just like Klara Van Es was also in Stockholm live Kurdish director Hogir Hirori Thursday night in Leuven will present his prize. His film went on to say that about someone about whom in Mosul, “many tales of heroes doing the rounds”. “The message of the film is that even in terrible circumstances greatest things you can do,” says Hirori. The Brazilian Renata Terra pointed out, in a video message that her film is “about very serious violations of human rights in her country, and the manner in which the local population against resistance”.