'WHAT WALAA WANTS' WINS SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AT HOT DOCS / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

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We're so proud that What Walaa Wants, directed by Christy Garland, won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs 2018.

The jury said the following about the film: “We award the DGC Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature Documentary to What Walaa Wants for displaying an extraordinary bond between filmmaker and subject which then carries over to the audience. Christy Garland creates an exceptional emotional arc by focusing on Walaa’s growth and transformation.”

The film is a coproduction between Murmur Media in Canada (producers Matt Code and Christy Garland), Final Cut for Real in Denmark (producer Anne Köhnke) and The National Film Board of Canada (producer Justine Pimlott). 

You can see the full list of award recipients here.