Award Winner Screenings

Silver Heart Award Winner - Frame by Frame
USA, 2015, 84 min., Color, English, Dari with English subtitles

Presented by the Embrey Family Foundation, the Silver Heart winner is a film honored for their dedication to fighting injustices and/or creating social change for the improvement of humanity. The winner receives a $10,000 cash prize from the Embrey Family Foundation.

The Silver Heart winner will be announced on Friday, April 17 at DFS Honors.

Imagine living in a place with no photography, where even taking a photo is considered a crime.

During the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, photography was banned and cherished images were destroyed. When the regime fell from power in 2001, free media emerged and a photography revolution was born. Today, the future of journalism in Afghanistan is still fragile as the country faces uncertainty.

FRAME BY FRAME beautifully captures this major cultural moment in Afghanistan’s history. Four Afghan photojournalists navigate a young, dangerous media landscape and the responsibility to record the voices of those who often go unheard. Massoud Hossanini shares the horrific story that led to his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo and in one particularly powerful scene, Farzana Wahidy struggles to photograph a women’s burn center where hesitant doctors fear repercussions.

These photojournalists often risk their lives to capture the truth. As one photographer explains, they proudly serve Afghanistan and work to restore its identity. FRAME BY FRAME proves that photography can be about much more than taking a pretty picture.

— Sarah Harris
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