Vietnamese Film Wins Award in Fribourg Filmfestival   

The Ecumencial Jury awards its Prize at Fribourg International Film Festival FIFF 2015 to Diep Hoang Nguyen from Vietnam for his film Flapping in the middle of nowhere with the following motivation:

In a way that is both expressive and loaded with emotions, the film shows the daily struggles of a young couple, living in a poor environment and confronted with a pregnancy that was not planned. The efforts of the couple to rise above the limits of their environment are shown in a way that is realistic as well as poetic. The director emphazises the respect for life, the dignity of man and conveys a hope for the future.

This award consisting of CHF 5'000 is conferred jointly by two institutions of the churches working in development cooperation, Fastenopfer (catholic) and Bread for All (protestant), to the director whose film best reflects the situation of men and women in Africa, Asia and Latin America and stands for Human Dignity and Rights, Solidarity and lasting Development.


The members of the Ecumenical Jury of the 29th Fribourg International Film Festival were:

Michèle Debidour (France) – President

Bo Torp Pedersen (Denmark)

Rosemarie Fähndrich (Switzerland)

Peter Meier-Apolloni (Suisse)



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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 20:00