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iW NEWS | “Elah” and “Ladies” Win Top Bahamas Fest Prizes

iW NEWS | "Elah" and "Ladies" Win Top Bahamas Fest Prizes

Paul Haggis‘ “In the Valley of Elah” won the Bahamas International Film Festival‘s “Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic” prize over the weekend, capping the competition on the fest’s fourth annual run. “The Iron Ladies of Liberia” by Daniel Junge and and Siatta Scott Johnson took the prize in the dramatic category, while BIFF’s “New Vision” award went to “I’m Through with White Girls” by Jennifer Sharp. Best short meanwhile went to director Hoku Uchiyama‘s “Rose.” Eighty-eight films are screening at this year’s BIFF which continues through December 13 at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort and Nassau. For more information, visit the festival’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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