West Lake International Documentary Festival concludes
The 4th West Lake International Documentary Festival concluded on Oct 19. The documentary Ninosca, directed by Peter Torbjörnsson, was named the IDF Best Documentary of the Year at the event.
The documentary tells the story of Ninosca, a Nicaraguan woman who left her abusive husband and set off into the world with the dream of a better life in Europe for her family. But her struggle for independence requires her to face her past in the machismo culture of Central America.
Few documentaries are able to follow the life of an individual with such tenderness and devotion, which is one of the reasons the panel of judges decided to award the documentary.
In addition, My Legacy was named the D20 Best Documentary Series, and Love Child by Eva Mulvad was named the D20 Best Feature-Length Documentary.
This year's D20 Filmmaker of the Year award went to Maciej Cuske for The Whale from Lorino, and the Special Mention award went to Babenco - Tell Me When I Die.
The West Lake International Documentary Festival（IDF）aims to promote documentaries through screenings, competitions, pitches, forums, and workshops. The festival is held at the China Academy of Art near West Lake in Hangzhou every year during the "golden" autumn season.
A poster listing the award-winning documentaries at the 4th West Lake International Documentary Festival, which concluded in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, on Oct 19. [Photo/ori.hangzhou.com.cn]
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