Visual Storytelling for Civic Engagement 2022 Festival Winner: "The Price of Freedom"
Over 1,000 attendees cast online votes for the People’s Choice Award, which went to “The Price of Freedom” by AUCA students Abasova Rasmiia, Mirakova Shakhzoda Aidai, Meirachova Aidai, and Salieva Madina. The documentary investigates violations of freedom of speech in Kyrgyzstan and elaborates on the importance of active citizenship in opposing an authoritarian regime.
A jury of OSUN leaders selected the following videos for additional honors:
Script: “Painting the Right Brain” by Bard College Annandale students Aidan Athanasio, Leo Riley, and Hannah Dupre
Editing: “Struggle of an ID Color” by Al-Quds Bard students Shima Faroun, Saba Yasin, Razan Hamdan, and Zaina Khatib
Cinematography: “Occupied Workers” by Al-Quds Bard students Layan Dajani and Rana Hadieh
Narration: “The Price of Freedom”
Social Impact: “The ABF” by EHU students Kseniya Hardzei, Alisa Ioda, and Anastasiya Kalpakova
Environmental Stewardship: “For a Little More Green” by BRAC students Md. Rabiul Islam Khan, Riana Islam Shawon, Hasibul Hasan Ahmed, Tanima Abbas, and Fahin Rahman Taj
Civic Engagement: “The Virginity Taboo” by AUCA students Dawary Malalai, Nazari Abdullah, Asaleh Azita, and Kazakbaev Murat
Music and the Arts: “Pala Gaan: Enlightenment against Social Darkness” by BRAC students Fathin Israq, Partho Protim Chowdhury, Sumaiya Joyeeta Shams, and Hasnat Md. Imtiaz
Although the films dealt with serious issues, the event was a joyous occasion that celebrated the outstanding achievements of all the student filmmakers. Watch all of the films on the Visual Storytelling for Civic Engagement website.
Post Date: 12-13-2022