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Jurors Comment - Save the Earth! Competition

Save the Earth! Competition Jury

Save the Earth! Competition Best Short Award (Minister's Award, the Ministry of Environment)

There was a rich variety among the 7 works screened in this competition. From films I would want to watch with the family to ones that warmed the heart, it was fun to be able to watch them all. After watching the films I was thinking how, as a Japanese person, should we be concerned about these issues? The films made me reflect about my life, and many of them helped me change the way I see the world a little. Among these films was one that gave me a lasting impression about a group of spectacular women bravely living their lives surrounded by colorful used clothes that come from all around the world. This film was chosen for the top prize not just for its topic, but because at the same time it was a very strong documentary.

Save the Earth! Competition J-WAVE Award

This year 5 individuals were selected from among J-WAVE listeners to act as jury members for the J-WAVE Award. These individuals were tasked with showing a lot of love and sensitivity when judging these films. The winner for this year's J-WAVE Award was an amazing documentary that had a theme of revolving around used clothing and presented a number of different viewpoints about topics including consumerist societies and the global recession. The film inspired the imagination and helped viewers see reality, and for these reasons all of the members of the listener jury rated the winning film highly.

Meghna Gupta/UK/India/13:35/Documentary/2012


“UNRAVEL” follows the Western world’s least wanted clothes on a journey across Northern India, from the open sea to an industrial interior. They get sent to Panipat, a sleepy town and the only place in the world that wants them, to be recycled back into yarn.

CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2012 (Canada) Audience Choice Award
Edmonton International Film Festival 2012 (Canada) Best Short Documentary
Tampere Film Festival 2012 (Finland)