PRIX ITALIA 2016 WINNER - SPECIAL PRIZE SIGNIS


The Jury :
Olivier Braillon (France), Guido Convents (Belgium), Mariachiara Martina (Italy), Murti Hadi Wijayanto (Indonesia)
The President:
Olivier Braillon (France)
 
THE WINNER IS:
Hello Syria! – dr -denmark
Direction: Line Hoeck, Mai Rasmussen, Jakob Rasmussen - Production: Bjarke Ahlstrand - Editing: Lars Erik Leffland - Host: Natasha Al-Hariri - Coproducing organisation: Danish Broadcasting
 
MOTIVATIONS
The SIGNIS Jury, awarded a TV documentary which gives a voice to refugees fleeing from Syria to Europe,  talking to their loved ones who stayed at home.  And what home means is shown at the last image, a place to leave, for those who can and have the means..  The film underlines that communication is as important as food or shelter. The phone or i-pad becomes a vital instrument to keep humans human. It connects and helps to see the refugees as human beings as the ones who will watch the documentary. For this humanizing element and fluent narration, the SIGNIS prize goes to the film Hello Syria! of the Danish television.