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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-09-08

“Alma, a Tale of Violence”, which tells the story of a reformed Guatemalan gang member as she attempts to rebuild her life, has been named the winner of the 2013 Visa d’Or FRANCE 24-RFI Web Documentary Award.

The 2013 Visa d’Or prize, awarded jointly by FRANCE 24 and RFI for the year’s best web documentary, has gone to “Alma, une enfant de la violence” (Alma, a Tale of Violence) by Miquel Dewever Plana and Isabelle Fougère.

The documentary, co-produced by Upian, Arte and Vu Agency, is a raw and poignant testimony from a former member of one of Guatemala’s most violent gangs, or “maras”.

A reformed criminal, Alma tries to resume a normal life despite facing death threats from her former gang associates.

The decision to award the Visa d’Or to “Alma” was unanimous, but the jury also gave a special mention to “La Duce Vita”, by Cyril Bérard and Samuel Picas and co-produced by Darjeeling and LeMonde.fr.

“La Duce Vita” is set in the Italian town of Predappio, birthplace of Mussolini as well as the site where his remains are buried.

Each year, Predappio witnesses marches celebrating the former fascist dictator.

The jury was impressed by the documentary’s artful exploration of the conflict between history and the way the past is remembered in the present day.

The 2013 Visa d’Or FRANCE 24-RFI Web Documentary Award was presented on Wednesday, September 4, as part of the “Visa pour l’image” festival in Perpignan in the south of France.

All the documentaries shortlisted for this year’s prize can be viewed at France24.com.
 

Date created : 2013-09-01

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