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IAC INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 1990 - part 3

Three Open class International Award-winning entries from the 1990 IAC International Film and Video Competition.

1. THE TREE OF BATTLES University of Southern California (USA)
A costume drama set in France in 1384 when France is still in the midst of the Hundred Years' War against England. An English soldier (Frank Collison) finds himself cut off and alone on French soil. When he is discovered by two young French children he accidentally kills the girl (Sabrina Chateau). Unable to bring himself to silence the boy (Noah Toly) in cold blood, he kidnaps the youngster as a hostage. As the pair travel towards the coast - and safety for the Briton - a sort of bond grows up between captor and captive, the boy even saving the man's life. Superb costumes by Kristen Swedlund, outstanding camerawork by Gregory Ruzzin and sensitive direction by Nicole Bettauer from a story by Paul McCudden.
See also In the Name of the Father.
PARTS (INCLUDING THE PRE-TITLE SEQUENCE) ARE QUITE HARROWING AND MAY UPSET SOME VIEWERS
IAC International Award, Best Photography Award 1990

Story
20.mins


2. THE LONG WALK HOME University of Southern California (USA)
A story about how Martin Luther King's bus boycott by blacks in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, affects two women, one white - Odessa (Irene Nettles) - the other black - her servant, Miriam (Deborah G. Dalton). Directed by Beverlyn Fray and based on an original screenplay by John Cork; music composed and conducted by Albert Lloyd Olson.
IAC International Award 1990

Story
19.mins


3. KAZOO! Lydia J. Robertson (USA)
Rowen (Jermaine S. Clare) is a young black kid who likes nothing better than hanging round the doorway of the hall where a jazz-band rehearses, blowing into his toy musical instrument, a kazoo, in time to the music. Co-written by the director and Eric Martin (who also photographed it), with original music by Jason Hwang.
IAC International Award 1990

Musical
Story
13.mins


Total running time 52 mins.

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