The Fritt Ord-supported documentary film "Dugma - the Button" won the prize for best TV-documentary
at the Gullruten Award ceremony. The annual award ceremony for the Norwegian TV industry was held in the Grieg Hall in Bergen Friday on 12 May 2017.
Pål Salahdin Refsdal's film follows several potential suicide candidates from al-Qaida, and gives the audience a unique understanding of their thoughts and feelings during the preparations for attacks against the government forces in Syria. "Dugma - the Button" paints a different, more close-up picture of the Islamic rebels. Through the eyes of the director, they are portrayed as people rather than fanatics.
Congratulations on the prize to Director Refsdal and Producer Ingvil Giske. Fritt Ord has provided a total of NOK 380 000 in support for the development, production and launch.