2015 Award

For the first time, in 2015 Medimed presented awards to two filmmakers from the 2014-2015 Greenhouse program - Mina Keshavarz with 'Braving the Waves' from Iran, and Hind Bensari with 'Weight-Throwers' from Morocco, giving them the chance to pitch their documentary projects at the Medimed 2015 Pitching Forum, and to participate in one-on-one meetings with decision makers and key industry professionals attending the forum. 

Braving the Waves

Mina Keshavarz / Iran, 2014

This is the story of Roghieh, a woman in Southern Iran who is trying to secure jobs for women in her community through a Bazaar she established and runs, where over 800 women work, but a local politician, the mayor, threatens her. He wants to destroy the bazar and build a big shopping mall.

The Weight - Throwers

Hind Bensari / Morocco, 2014

In the deprived neighborhoods of Safi, Morocco’s most important industrial port, Azzedine, a Seated Shots World Record holder and his trainee Youssef, a mentally disabled want-to-be athlete, dedicate themselves to sport with the goal to make it to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. They hope that their participation will change the way they are perceived at home.