for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)
Roberto Minervini (USA, Belgium, Italy) for the film
Stop the Pounding Heart
This coming of age story set in rural America surprised and captured the jury with its intimate and pure cinematic approach. The filmmaker gives an insight into way of living through the sensory experience of it.
His daring unbiased portrayal of this strict religious family is refreshing and unsettling at the same time.