After 7 years of believing in this film and fighting for it, we could not have asked for a better reception from both audiences and critics at LYD’s premiere at the Amman Film Festival. We had two sold-out screenings and then the festival added a third, which was a full house. The film provoked tears, laughter, and passionate conversation during the Q and As.
We won two awards –– The Jury Award for Arab Feature Documentary Film and the International Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI Prize).
The FIPRESCI prize is given by the International Federation of Film Critics and is awarded at film festivals of particular importance at the discretion of FIPRESCI. The General Assembly decides at which festivals FIPRESCI juries are to be established, and also decides which kind of films or which sections of the festivals are to be included for the jury.