The documentary EVERY DAY BUT SUNDAY is the pilot of the project SCHOOLDAY, still in development.
Hiwot Beyene is 12 years old and dreams of becoming a doctor. She lives in a small Ethiopian village with her parents and brothers in a two-room hut. Every morning she takes the 1.5 hour walk to school to learn about farming, hygiene and health. After school, Hiwot spends hours on household chores till the evening, when she steals an hour to do her homework.
Writer/director ROSA RUSSO
Produced by STELLA PAPADOPOULOU, ROSA RUSSO
Director of Photography EZANA ALEMU
Composer ANDREW MORGAN
Editor CORRADO MARENGO
An ONEPEOPLE FILMS Production | Year 2009 | Language AMHARIC, OROMO | Location ETHIOPIA | 17mins | HD COLOR 16:9 | Dolby SR,
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
UNICEF AWARD - OETI 2010, Barcelona (ES)
ROOTS FOR SHOOTS - Best Documentary and Audience Award - UK 2010
Docs for sale â€“ IDFA November 2009 - Amsterdam (NL)
Plus Camerimage, in competition “November 2009“ Lodz (PL)
Thessaloniki Documentary festival - March 2010, Greece
London International Documentary Festival - April 2010, UK
ARGIPELAGO International Festival of Short Films and New Images - June 2010 (Italy)
BUSTER Filmfestival - September 2010 (Denmark)
Reykjavik Int.l Film Festival - September 2010 (Iceland)
Barcelona Internacional Audiovisual Festival, November 2010 (Spain)
The jury, reunited on November 18, 2010, has decided to award the UNICEF Prize to Every Day but Sunday for the following reasons:
- Because it promotes educational values among children and adolescents, and it gives special emphasis to the importance of hygiene as a preventative element for avoiding illnesses that cause thousands of deaths among children every day.
- For the quality of the audiovisual language. The images speak for themselves.
- Because it clearly and simply reflects the day to day life of the main character.
- For the quality of the soundtrack.
- Because the production gives off positivism and vitality, even through the hard life in this community of Ethiopia.