The JIHLAVA Documentary Festival grants the Silver Eye Award to SAND AND BLOOD by Matthias KREPP and Angelika SPANGEL
The jury stated, The film presents a story about Iraqi and Syrian war conflicts and its
refugees by using self-shot images and home videos, and it finds a brave conceptual solution to
the necessary anonymity of the characters that grasps the viewers attention from the
beginning to the end. It is a heart-taking, crude and tough film, but highly necessary to
understand the complexity of humankind when put under extreme conflict and confrontation.