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Oblivion by Heddy Honigmann
Oblivion (El Olvido) - A film about the powerless who resist being consigned to oblivion

Oblivion (El Olvido)

A film about poverty and poetry in a country plundered by the powerful, but where the powerless also resist being consigned to oblivion (93’, 35mm).

Directed by Heddy Honigmann
Co-production: DE / NL
NL producer: Cobos Films
Sales: Films Transit International Inc, ph. +1 514 844 3358

The Mayor’s Prize, Yamagata Documentary Film Festival Japan 2009
Special Jury Award, Lima Film Festival 2009
Prix Buyens-Chagoll, Visions du Réel, Nyon 2009
Youth’s Award Encuentros de Cine Sudamericano Marseille 2009
Award Radio Exterior de España, Muestra de Cine Latinoamericano de Catalunia
EURODOK 2009 Distribution Prize Oslo
Best Director DOCNZ 2009 International Film Festival New Zealand
Crystal Film Award The Netherlands 2009
Fipresci Award DOK Leipzig 2008
Silver Dove for long documentaries DOK Leipzig 2008
Ecumenical Jury Award DOK Leipzig Film Festival 2008
‘Stimulans’ Price for Artistic Success Dutch Film Fund 2008

El Olvido was also nominated in the Category for Best Editor at the DOCNZ
International Film Festival New Zealand in 2009 & Banff 'Social & Humanitarian Programs' 2009

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Press Releases
08-02-2010  IndieLisboa'10 pays tribute to Heddy Honigmann
17-12-2009  China's People's Daily - Documentary maverick celebrated in Beijing
01-12-2009  Heddy Honigmann DocuCoach at Binger
19-10-2009  12th Award for Oblivion
24-04-2009  Dutch Docs scoring at Nyon and Toronto
10-04-2009  Oblivion distributed theatrically in USA
11-12-2008  Crystal Film for Dutch doc Oblivion

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