WACC has long had an interest in exploring the role that cinema plays in understanding contemporary realities worldwide. For many years it has worked in close cooperation with the Protestant film organization INTERFILM (both in Europe and in North America) and with its Catholic counterpart SIGNIS. WACC supports INTERFILM in providing Ecumenical Film Juries at the international film festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, and Montreal. The Ecumenical Juries award prizes to films dealing with themes of human dignity and compassion from the perspective of Christian values. For many years the two organizations have also cooperated in holding film seminars on topics related to social justice. In addition, WACC and SIGNIS jointly make an annual award to a documentary focusing on human rights. In 2010 the award went to The Garden at the End of the World, directed by Australian film-maker Gary Caganoff.
Contact: Sarah Macharia
Programme Manager, Media & Gender Justice, WACC