DHARAMSALA, 8 Jan: A short animation film created by the London-based advocacy group Free Tibet took home the best animated short film at International Film Festival for a Culture of Peace (FICCPaz).
“We are pleased to announce The Crossing has been awarded Best Animated Short Film at the International Film Festival for a Culture of Peace (FICCPaz), held in Xalapa, Mexico,” Free Tibet announced in a post on its Facebook page.
The short animation film created by Free Tibet in 2018 revolves around the story of a Tibetan woman leaving her home and escaping across the treacherous Himalayas to break free from the repressive Chinese regime in the Chinese occupied Tibet and their brutality.
“For the cinematic and aesthetic value of the painful reality of a nation’s invasion in a woman’s story, the jury decided to award the award for the best animated short film to The Crossing,” the award citation read.
‘The Crossing’ was among the over 140 films from 32 different countries across the world that were screened at the film festival held over 19 to 22 Dec in 2019 in Mexico.
Ricardo Braojos, the coordinator of the event has said on the festival’s official webpage that the official selection at the festival includes fiction and documentary short films that will serve to promote a dialogue about the similarities and opportunities of different societies, including the history of the city of Xalapa.
Xalapa, the venue of the festival is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz, the hotbed of violent crime, most of them linked to the activities of organized crime.
The International Film Festival for a Culture of Peace aims to help reverse the situation of violence that affects our community.