IN SEARCH... by Beryl Magoko wins Audience Award

Beryl Magako, Gabriele Kroll, J.K.Cramer; Photo: A. Reschucha

Sunday night's gala evening also featured the presentation of the Audience Award, carrying €1,000 prize money provided by Sparkasse Dortmund. The documentary film IN SEARCH... by KHM graduate Beryl Magoko proved extremely popular with the audience. In her autobiographical film, Magoko addresses the subject of female genital mutilation in the form of a search for her own self. She explores the emotional dilemma here by talking to other women with similar experiences.

The Festival presented the film in collaboration with medica mondiale e.V. and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). The film was supported by the Film und Medien Stiftung NRW foundation, among others. Director Magoko received her award from Gabriele Kroll, Head of HR at Sparkasse Dortmund.

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