Award of Excellence – “Reclaiming the Night” (UK)

Title: Reclaiming the Night
Runtime: 19 min
Country: UK
Director: Daniel Wheeler
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: Norwegian Professor Jon-Håkon Schultz has dedicated over a decade to combating the trauma-induced nightmares of war-affected children with his pioneering programme. On a research trip to Lebanon, Schultz encounters a Syrian child deeply traumatised by a brutal act perpetrated by ISIS. As he grapples with the immense weight of the stories he encounters, there emerges a powerful testament to the human spirit’s ability to confront and transform its traumatic past.