Manama: “A Vision of Promise-Salman bin Hamad” documentary film, by Bahraini Director Eva Dawed, brought about numerous achievements in 2020 after it was shown in many international film festivals, won wide acclaim and many awards. The documentary was shown in many halls in major cities in the USA, Asia and Europe.
In the USA, the film received a wide response and won the Silver Award from the Houston Film Festival, the Excellence Award for Best Documentary, Best Scenario Effect and Best Editing from the WRPN Women’s International Film Festival. The film also participated in the Dallas Film Festival and was officially nominated for the Short Documentary Film Award, and was shown at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival (DWBFF), No Violence International Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Better Cities Film Festival and Marina Del Rey Movie.
In Asia, the film won the Best Educational Film Award, the Best Documentary Award and the Best Director Award from the Singapore International Film Carnival. It has also been shown at the Sochi Film Festival and White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival, in Japan, the Lebanese Independent Film Festival (LIFF) and the International Short Film Festival Pune, India.
Meanwhile, in Europe, the documentary film was present at the “ARFF” film festival, in Paris, France, the “ARFF” film festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Rome Independent Prisma Awards festival, in Rome, the Social World Film Festival, in Naples, Italy, and the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, in Ireland.
It is noteworthy that the 28-minute documentary “A Vision of Promise-Salman bin Hamad” was produced by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) at the end of 2019 to celebrate the twenty-year march of the launch of the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme. It was directed and written by Director Eva Dawed.
The film shows the paramount importance given by the Kingdom of Bahrain to investing in human beings to help them build a strong foundation for their future. It sheds light on the priority given to education through scholarships, pointing out to the importance of such programmes in developing students and shaping a better future for the nation.
The film casts light on the efforts of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to invest in human beings and the promising Bahraini competencies by adopting and launching his scholarship programme that benefits male and female students from public and private schools. The documentary reflects BACA’s vision to highlight the scientific and academic activity that is supported by the kingdom’s leadership to promote Bahrain’s historical and civilizational accomplishments.