PUMA and The Britdoc Foundation today announced the five finalists for the 2013 PUMA Impact Award and we were pleased to see Dogwoof documentaries The Act of Killing and The Interrupters selected as finalists.
With a core belief in the power of film to change the way people, governments and corporations behave, the €50,000 award honours, celebrates and supports the documentary film that has made the most significant positive impact on society or the environment. All of the projects have prompted remarkable and measurable change; change which will be assessed by a Jury led by activist and actress Susan Sarandon, actor and director Gael García Bernal and Ricken Patel, founding president and executive director of the world’s largest online activist community, Avaaz.
“Be under no illusion: the tenacity, commitment and perseverance of the compassionate few can change the world,” said Sarandon. “The work of these five filmmakers is testament to that.”
Other finalists include Give Up Tomorrow, The Invisible War and Bully. Find out more on the awards at the Britdoc website