[Editor 7/21: CSFilm has removed the last names of Afghans and the images of those still in the country due to the deteriorating security situation.]
Congratulation to CSFilm trainee Qasem, whose short film Death to the Camera won the competitive Promotional Award at the International Short Film Festival in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Death to the Camera was a collaboration of minds and talents, including the very hard and smart work of the Afghan editor, Hamid Alizadha, Jamal Aram, interpreter and translator, and CSFilm director Michael Sheridan.
The award is worth 10,000 swiss francs ($10,500). “The Jury gives the prize to this documentary because it offers a stage to men and women from the margin of society to raise their voices and reflect injustice and manipulation. The magnetism of the documentary medium is powerfully present in this film.”
Qasem was able to accept the award via Skype video conference between Switzerland and Afghanistan.