DALLAS-February 20, 2017- Caring For The World Films (CFTWF) announced today Director Debi Lang has won the prestigious Award of Excellence from the IndieFest Film Awards. The award was given for her latest documentary film CORNERSTONE, which profiles Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s moving personal story and the inspiration for the creation of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
“When we discovered the Nyaka story, we were shocked no one had produced a feature film about Jackson and his journey to save the AIDS orphans and grandmothers of his home village in Western Uganda. AIDS had pretty much wiped out his generation.” said Lang. “With the help of the community, they together figured out realistic solutions to the crisis they faced. CORNERSTONE elegantly captures the Nyaka story, which without a doubt, demonstrates Jackson's efforts are worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize."
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent.”
Lang has been widely recognized for her global film work over the last decade. She has received over two-dozen international awards for her humanitarian films documenting efforts in Honduras, Belize and Nepal. She is currently in post-production on her latest film Pathbreakers shot in Northern Uganda, which is scheduled for release in late 2017.
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