War Correspondent Award | A Bayeux Prize in the “almost usual format” in October

(Bayeux) The human cost of smartphones, Burma, the Jews of Sarajevo, Syria are on the agenda of the exhibitions, demonstrations and debates of the 28th Bayeux War Correspondents Prize, scheduled from October 4-10, shared the Organizers on Tuesday with. .

Posted on 8/31/2021 9:46 AM

With “five exhibitions, it is almost the usual format” ahead of COVID-19 of the Bayeux Prize, Patrick Gomont, DVD Mayor of the city, co-organizer of the prize with the department of Calvados and Normandy, said at a press conference in Bayeux Region.

“Seven grams” by Karim Ben Khelifa will explain where “the components of our smartphones come from, which are often dismantled by mine children in the Republic of the Congo in the very rich basements under dramatic working conditions”.

“Burma Spring 2021” will review the events surrounding the military coup in Burma. “Twelve young anonymous photojournalists have of course sent us their work, which will enable us to awaken our consciences for the bloody conflicts that are still raging on the spot,” Gomont continued.

For her part, Maryam Ashrafi’s “Rise in the middle of the ruins, dance between the balls” will conjure up in particular the change in the situation of women that the Kurdish movement brought about during the Syrian civil war.

Rémy Ourdan and Damir Sagolj are preparing an exhibition on the history of the Jews of Sarajevo. And the traditional large-format outdoor exhibition looks back on the “extraordinary” life of the president of the international jury of the 28th edition of the Bayeux Prize, Manoocher Deghati. The 67-year-old French-Iranian photo reporter “has reported on 40 wars or revolutions and has traveled to more than 100 countries,” recalls Gomont.

As a preview, “The Translator” will be presented on October 4th, a thriller with the subtitle “One word can change a life” by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf, followed by an exchange with the directors. It’s slated to hit theaters on October 13th.

An evening “Journalists and humanitarian workers: Perspectives in conflict areas” is planned for October 7th. The next day, reporters discussed “Is the war in Syria over?” “.

A book fair brings together around twenty authors.

Of the 350 reports received, 50 were shortlisted. Many refer to Gaza. Several went into hiding prior to their conquest of Kabul with the Taliban, as the reports in the competition were drawn up before June 1.

The organizers expect around 300 reporters to be present, compared to 200 in the previous year and almost 400 in previous years.

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