Award winner 2013

Aly Muritiba's C(US)TODIANS was announced the winner of the 2013 Healthy Workplaces Film Award at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig).Caption from the filmThis is the fifth time the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) awards a film prize for the best work-related documentary.
C(us)todians, by Brazilian Filmmaker Aly Muritiba, depicts daily life in a Brazilian prison from the guards' point of view, portraying a challenging working environment and fostering discussion on psychosocial risks in the workplace, the theme of EU-OSHA.s next Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015.

Awarding the film, the jury said: .Hazardous, unpredictable, stressful and uncertain, the filmmaker is so close to the characters that he provides a real sense of belonging, an insider view of the struggle to manage a challenging and potentially explosive work environment. Underfunded, under-resourced and over-worked, the caretakers and custodians are constantly fire-fighting. As the film unfolds through its strong observation, unique access to its characters, distressing sounds and a colour palette to match the shades of grey inside the prison, the main protagonist becomes our guiding 'Guardian Angel'..

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