The 8th edition of COPEAM-ASBU Inter-Rives TV documentary coproduction “SustainAbility – Stories of Changemakers” is ready to be aired. This new series gives voice to men and women who - with their skills, ideas, initiatives and efforts in different fields - have taken action for a more sustainable society in their respective countries. 13 public televisions of both shores of the Mediterranean have joined the project: BNT/Bulgaria, ERT/Greece, France Télévisions, HRT/Croatia, NMA/Egypt, PBC/Palestine, RAI/Italy, RSI/Switzerland, RTVE/Spain, RTVSLO/Slovenia, SNRT/Morocco, Sudan TV, Télévision Tunisienne.
The film-makers involved in the coproduction met during two workshops, held online in November 2020 and in July 2021 and, despite all the limitations due to Covid-19, succeeded in finalising their works, now ready-to-broadcast by the partner TVs.
The COPEAM/ASBU special prize for this edition, according to the criteria of thematic relevance and audiovisual quality, has been assigned to:
Ms. Athina Kazolea (ERT-Greece) for the film “Blue Mission – Lefteris Arapakis” and to Ms. Dina Amin (PBC-Palestine) for the film “Um-Sliman Farm”
The special mention “woman”, in memory of Raffaella Rossetti, to be given “to the documentary of the series featuring a particularly courageous, active, creative, independent woman whose action is a source of inspiration for other women and a model for a more cohesive and equal society” has been attributed to
“SKY SIGN” by Mohammad Elmihy (NMA/Egypt)