Kamay wins Elevate Award at Doxa Documentary Film Festival

“Kamay”, by Illyas Yourish and Sharokh Bikaran, is this year’s winner for the Elevate Award. –
Jurors Aya Garcia, Damien Eagle Bear and Brandon Wint are proud to present the Elevate Award, presented by Elevate Inclusion Strategies, to Ilyas Yourish and Shahrokh Bikaran for “Kamay”. The jurors say that “while many of the films nominated for this year’s award possessed a compelling, heart-wrenching level of cinematic intimacy, ‘Kamay’, more than perhaps any film, conveyed the relationship between resistance and familial love. We were both impressed and moved by the poetic cinematic language of the film, as ‘Kamay’ immersed the viewer in a unique portrayal of resistance through unconditional family love.
and received at the same festival a Special Mention from the international Doxa Feature Award
Jurors Liz Marshall, Sara Wylie and Hejer Charf stated : “This hauntingly powerful and poetic film masterfully uses cinematic language to contemplate love, loss and perseverance, while honouring the Hazara people and the women of Afghanistan.”