Three documentaries have been nominated by the European Film Academy’s awards committee in the category European Film Academy Documentary.
Here are the three documentaries the committee has chosen to nominate:
HIVER NOMADE (Winter Nomads)
Directed by Manuel von Stürler. Produced by Elisabeth Garbar & Heinz Dill. Switzerland, 90 min.
This extraordinary documentary shows us a little known aspect of rural Europe as we follow an interestingly staunch couple leading their 800 sheep across Switzerland from one grazing area to another – a 600km journey.
LONDON – THE MODERN BABYLON
Directed by Julien Temple. Produced by Amanda Temple & Stephen Malit. UK, 128 min.
London – The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple’s epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London’s immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.
LE THÉ OU L‘ELECTRICITÉ
(Tea or Electricity)
Written and directed by Jérôme le Maire. Produced by Isabelle Truc, Isabelle Mathy & Khadija Alami. Belgium / France / Morocco, 93 min.
Tea or electricity’ tells the story of the implementation of electricity in a tiny isolated village enclosed in the middle of the Moroccan High Atlas. Over more than three years and season after season, the director patiently reveals the outlines of the net that will inevitably end up closing on the people of Ifri. Before our eyes is draft the image of the merciless modernity that the small village will now be connected to.
The committee behind the nominations for best documentary is consisting of the British Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and deputy chairman of the EFA Board, EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and the Greek Despina Mouzaki, plus the documentary experts Claas Danielsen from Germany, Ally Derks from the Netherlands, and Jacques Laurent from Belgium.
The nominated documentary films will be made available to the 2,700 members of the European Film Academy. They will vote for the winner who will be presented at the 25th European Film Awards on 1 December in Malta.