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Video message of the winner of the International Competition

The winner of the "Grand Prix" of the International Competition is the film "Non Western" (Mexico, Great Britain, USA) directed by Laura Plancarte. The premiere of the film took place at the SHAPE OF LIFE film festival

"Non Western" tells about a couple of lovers in Montana on the eve of their wedding. We see the challenges their interracial family faces, and through their struggles we witness an ongoing chain of oppression, explore how gender and identity issues affect different generations in Montana.

Laura Plancarte lives and works in London, making films and doing visual art. Her previous works have become laureates of many international festivals. "Non Western" is her third full-length documentary.

Laura recorded a video message for the festival, which you can watch below (VIDEO MESSAGE IN ENGLISH).