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The documentary of journalist Nikos Megrelis, “Shooting vs. Shooting”, was the only Greek participation in this year’s Al Jazeera Festival, which drew its curtain last Sunday. Despite the 284 participants from 92 countries, the Greek documentary succeed to be one of the three finals for the Best Film Award of the 7th International Al Jazeera Documentary Festival. It contented for the great award of the Festival with the documentaries “Sons of the Sea” by Michael Lynch and “Pink Saris” by multi-awarded British director Kim Longinotto, who won the Golden Award. The documentary “Shooting vs. Shooting”, lasting 74’, is a penetrating view of the case of foreign journalists and reporters who have been killed during the war in Iraq. The film was particularly honored by the Festival, as it was presented the best day and hour of the event (Saturday 8:00 p.m.) and met with warm applause by the audience and positive critics. “Shooting vs. Shooting” is also going to participate in Novi Sad and in Algiers Festival this June.

 


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