It’s awards season, and not just for Hollywood blockbusters. While the entertainment industry prepares for Oscar gold, equally priceless accolades known as the Humanitarian Awards are bestowed on filmmakers promoting ecological, political, social justice, health and wellness, animals, wildlife and conservation issues.
This year’s annual Humanitarian Award Grand Prize goes to Kevin P. Miller’s Letters from Generation Rx, a US documentary feature on mental health treatments narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton.
Endless Corridor narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons and John Paull II in America – Uniting a Continent narrated by Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia are among the other documentary features honored which also include Omo Child: The River and the Bush by John Rowe; The Boy From Geita by Vic Sarin; Women are the Answer by Fiona Cochrane; Red Lines by Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs; IMBA Means Sing by Danielle Berstein; I Am a Ukrainian: Personal Stories of a Revolution by Ben Moses; Elephants in Motion: Tales of Life Transformation by Narumol Sriyanond; and In The Name of Animals by Sabine Kückelmann.
Short film winners include Josh Thome and Dave Mossop’s ʻĀINA: That Which Feeds Us, Grant Mason’s I Am Me, Hannah Donegan’s My Enemy, My Brother; and Carlo Nero’s Eyes of St. John produced by Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave.
For a full list of Humanitarian Award winners, visit globalfilmawards.com.