Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Indonesian Short Film to be "World Champion"

Independent short films made by people of Indonesia won the main prize MyView H2O video competition that was held by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Competition which aims to promote the causes and solutions to water shortage crisis in asia won by Muhammad Zulqamar with the title of the movie "Save Water".

"Save Water by Muhammad Zulqamar be a champion not just because it is directed and well described, but because it contains a powerful message delivered in a simple, solid, witty, and strong impact," said president director of external relations department of ADB Ann Quon, Wednesday (23 / 3 / 2011).

The film illustrates how with just one bucket of water can make someone could do an activity with a fun and clean bathrooms as well as conserve water.

The jury in this competition, among others, Momoko Ando Japanese director who ever won an international film competition, Indonesian director Joko Anwar, who is often referred to as one of Asia's best young directors, and the U.S. documentary filmmaker Christopher Beaver who is also curator of pages of documentary grand jury is Khavn dela Cruz who was given the nickname "Father of Philippine Digital Movie Maker", a documentary filmmaker China Du Haibin, and documentary filmmaker Pakistan Samar Minallah, as well as Senior Advisor of President of ADB, Arjun Thapan.

In the category below 21 years, the winner was Emmanuel "Joe" Ortigas 18-year-old from the Philippines with a film titled "Time To Refill", which presents the danger when the world's water shortage. While the category above 21 years, the winner was Nash Anggahan with a film titled "My Riverside Home", movie which tells the inspiring story about the life of a woman in her home, located on the riverside.

The winners were announced on World Water Day, a global celebration designed to commemorate the importance of properly managing water resources on earth that fell March 22, 2011.

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