Movies that matter: Golden Butterfly award
A Matter of ACT Award
This year's Movies that Matter Festival put the spotlight on prominent activists, including Rebiya Kadeer, Somaly Mam, Shadi Sadr and The Yes Men, in ten documentaries within the A Matter of Act main programme, that awards two Amnesty International prizes: a Golden Butterfly for the most imposing and inspiring activist or organization, and a second Golden Butterfly for the best documentary. An international jury, composed of Ruud Lubbers (president), Thekla Reuten, Sandra Lutchman, Maciej Nowicki and Sridhar Rangayan, elected the winner. The first Golden Butterfly, Amnesty International's A Matter of ACT Award for the most imposing and inspiring human rights defender or organisation, goes to lawyer, activist and former prisoner of conscience Shadi Sadr. Sadr (1974) is an expert in the field of women's rights in Iran.
The second Golden Butterfly, Amnesty International's A Matter of ACT Documentary Award for the director of the best film in the programme, goes to Alberto Arce for To Shoot an Elephant. Arce's documentary shows what happened when the Israeli authorities closed off the Gaza Strip from the outside world for two months. .