DEFA Sponsoring Prize< >
for an outstanding German documentary film
Generation Kunduz – Der Krieg der Anderen (Generation Kunduz – The War of the Others) by Martin Gerner (Germany)
The Sponsoring Prize of the DEFA Foundation which is endowed with 4 000 Euro has been awarded at this year's 54th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film to Martin Gerner for his film "Generation Kunduz – The War of the Others".
Kunduz – a region in Northern Afghanistan. The war is omnipresent, but there is something else: Hope and the firm will to bring about changes. Young women fight against patriarchal structures and for more recognition as well as better education. Artists produce a romantic movie which also has an educational mission. A student-volunteer helps preparing the elections.
Martin Gerner documents the situation in a crisis-ridden area without resorting to the typical clichés. He shows strong young Afghan women and men who are brave enough to break the rules of a rigid society even without outside help. It is a young generation on their way into a new era. It is the others that make war
Find additional information on the film here.