Salt wins Hong Kong


Director Farida Pacha addresses the audience after receiving the main prize in Documentary Competition at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Firebird Award, for My Name is Salt.

The jury, consisting of Japanese documentary filmmaker Soda Kazuhiro; Lee Daw-Ming, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Filmmaking, Taipei National University of the Arts; and Hong Kong based filmmaker Angie Chen found:

“This beautifully shot and edited film celebrates tradition, nature, and human tenacity. Its poetic and lyrical representation of a way of life touches us living in this globalized post-modern society.”