CORNERSTONE Director Wins Humanitarian Award
February 20, 2018 by Screenmag
Caring For The World Films founder and director Debi Lang, has been awarded a prestigious Humanitarian Award of Distinction for her most recent documentary CORNERSTONE.
“I am exceptionally honored to have CORNERSTONE continue to be recognized as a relevant film for Africa and especially proud that our peers recognize how elegantly the film captures the Nyaka story,” said Lang.
Nominees must have received an award for their film in a distinct category to qualify. The Humanitarian Award is given for compelling story line, production values, outstanding visuals and sound. It honors filmmakers who bring awareness to issues of Spiritual importance, Social and Political Justice, Health and Wellness, Animals, Wildlife and Conservation.
The winners are hand picked by the judges and staff from hundreds of entries. In winning a Humanitarian award from the Best Shorts Film Competition, Caring For The World Films joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this important award such as Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA winner Vanessa Redgrave for Eyes of St John, Oscar short list nominee Hanah Donegan for My Enemy, My Brother, as well as Linda Mills and Chelsea Clinton for their barrier breaking documentary Of Many.
CORNERSTONE is the inspiring documentary film about the journey of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, a humble immigrant living the American dream who leaves Columbia University to return home to Uganda to help his home village save a generation of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The film, touches on Kaguri’s moving personal story, which inspired the creation of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. More at the film's Facebook page here.
Caring For The World Films has been honored with over two-dozen international awards for their humanitarian films documenting efforts in Honduras, Belize, Nepal and Uganda since 2007. This will be the 11th award for Photo Caption: Caring For The World Films Director, Debi Lang, on location in Nepal. CORNERSTONE since it premiered on World AIDS Day in 2016.