Friday, September 11, 2015

Sugar Man “-skaparen honored with the Film Fund – Aftonbladet

The Oscar-winning Malik Bendjelloul took his life for more than a year ago. Now starts the brother of a fund in his name.

– There will be a way for him to live on through other filmmakers’ work, says Johar Bendjelloul.

Malik Bendjelloul was a journalist, documentary filmmaker and former child actor.

In 2013, he managed the feat of winning an Oscar for Best Documentary, with its tale of the forgotten musician Sixto Rodriguez – “Searching for Sugar Man”.

After a short period of depression brought Malik Bendjelloul his life the spring of 2014, only 36 years old.

” One way to survive “

Here’s a little over a year after the tragic day like radio and television profile Johar Bendjelloul in honor of his brother in a special way.

Together with the international documentary film producers Malcolm Dixelius starts he is now a memorial fund in Malik’s name.

– Malik is dead and I do not want him to be there. Through the foundation and fund kept his memory alive and it becomes a way for him to live on through other filmmakers’ work, says brother Johar Bendjelloul in a statement.

Like “do-it-yourself spirit”

The foundation Malik Bendjellouls memory set up on the filmmaker’s birthday, on 14 September. The Fund will, among other things, to use crowdfunding to help filmmakers to realize their projects.

Grant Recipients will be selected by a jury of filmmakers and producers, and extra good chance the applicant with the same “do-it-yourself spirit “as Malik Bendjelloul had.


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