Les Sauteurs / Those Who Jump, directed by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner and Abou Bakar Sidibé took home the main award at DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in Korea on 29 September.
The White Goose Award comes with a cash prize of approx. 12.000 €.
Since its premiere at the Berlinale i February, the film has travelled the world at festivals and this is the 10th commendation or award for the film.
Estephan Wagner says about the honour: "The festival's full name is Demilitarised Zone, International Documentary Festival, so the issues of peace and borders are central to them. They know what a truly militarised border means!"
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ DOCS) is an annual festival for documentary films held in a buffer zone, the Korean Demilitarized Zone. DMZ Docs aims to present documentaries with the themes of peace, reconciliation and co-existence and to promote the documentary genre as a means of communication. Despite its short history, DMZ DOCS is growing as one of the most important documentary showcases in Asia.