PyraMovies first co-production feature film ‘Son of Babylon’, directed by Iraqi filmmaker Mohamed Al-Daradji, has won two Independent Jury Awards at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.
The film has won the 6th Amnesty International Film Award, which was for the first time split between ‘Son of Babylon’ and ‘Waste Land’ by Lucy Walker (United Kingdom/Brazil). The Amnesty International Film Award was established to raise the issue of Human Rights with cinema audiences and the film industry and aims to encourage filmmakers to take up vital issues.
‘Son of Babylon’ also won the 25th Peace Film Award which was awarded to director Mohamed Al-Daradji in a ceremony last night at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Presenting him with the award was Carolin Emcke, a well-known German author and international reporter.