A huge congratulations goes to Ambassador Begonia Randhav for being awarded the International Humanitarian Platinum Award. The award recognises those who dedicate their lives to the betterment of humanity. Begonia won the award for her work with women and refugees, and for directing, starring in and producing the film 'The way home'.
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In response to winning the award, Begonia has shared a message about the nature of her work:
'Don’t fear the migration. Fear the reason why people have to flee for their lives.
It seems as if the world has confused isolation with strength, where polarization is slowly becoming the new norm. I say no more broken promises, double standards and partial justice.
Let’s address the root causes of this humanitarian crisis.'
The film which tells a story about 'the consequences of war, the humanitarian crisis and a family bond put to test as they are forced to flee their home country' and has won multiple other awards for its strong message:
Tracce Cinematografiche International Short Film Festival -Mediterranean Award
American Movie Awards - finalist for Best Foreign Film
Sveriges kortfilmsfestival - Cine-magician Award
Top Indie Film Awards -Best Lead Actress, Best Director, Best Short Film
Past winners of Festival Group awards include President Jimmy Carter, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, and many Hollywood stars: Alice Krige, Robin Shou, Dennis Rodman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, James Cromwell, David Anders, Julian Sands, Pearl Jam and U2.