Inter-Rives 9 coproduction prize and special mentions

The 9th edition of COPEAM-ASBU Inter-Rives TV documentary coproduction “PEOPLE & MARKETS” has been accomplished and is ready to broadcast.

The new collection – made of 13 documentaries by EPTV/Algeria, Télévision Tunisienne/Tunisia, Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana/Italy, France Télévisions/France, SNRT/Morocco, BNT/Bulgaria, TRT/Türkiye, HRT/Croatia, ΕRΤ/Greece, Oman TV/Oman, PBC/Palestine, JRTV/Jordan, RTVE/Spain – is one of the best ever accomplished in terms of quality and plurality of the stories.

The COPEAM/ASBU special prize for this edition - according to the criteria of thematic relevance and audiovisual quality - has been assigned by the experts Markus Nikel and Mustapha Mellouk to:

WINNERS OF THE PRIZE for the best documentary (ex aequo)


by Clara Rivas Abanades (RTVE/Spain)

Market: La Boquería, Barcelona

Protagonist: Eduardo Soley


by Abir Alhajri (Oman TV/Oman)

Market: Nizwa Market, Nizwa

Protagonist: Ibrahim Al Amri

Motivation: the documentaries were selected by the Jury for their great audiovisual quality, the topic relevance and the choice of powerful main characters.


“Social message”


by Giuseppe Marino and Antonello Savoca (RAI/Italy)

Market: Ballarò-Albergheria, Palermo

Protagonist: Cetty Sauro

Motivation: for having shed a light on the reality of parallel markets, existing both in the north and in the south of the Mediterranean, and which express important needs such as those for inclusion, redemption, decent work and social dignity.

 "Woman" - in memory of Raffaella Rossetti* 


by Zainab Hamarsheh (PBC/Palestine)

Market: Old Market of Jerusalem
Protagonist: Noora Abdeen Khalifa

 Motivation: for having featured a courageous, active, creative and independent woman whose action is a source of inspiration for other women and a model for a more cohesive and equal society.


* The Special Mention "Woman" was instituted in memory of Raffaella Rossetti, who died in August 2021 of an untimely death. An eclectic and passionate woman and professional, she was at the origin of the Inter-Rives project at COPEAM, convinced of the power of audiovisual communication as a tool for knowledge and dialogue between cultures.