MSt alumnus David Shook’s “Barcode Scanner” wins ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival’s Prize for the Best Film for Tolerance

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MSt alumnus David Shook’s Barcode Scanner has won the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival’s Prize for the Best Film for Tolerance.

From the announcement:

“The Prize for the Best Film for Tolerance, donated by the Federal Foreign Ministry, has been awarded to the film A Barcode Scanner (IRQ 2019) by David Shook, based on the poem of the same name by Zêdan Xelef. From the jury citation: “The poetic voice and the cinematographical eye become mediums against oppression and despair by simply simply and clearly scanning what is there, repeatedly and impeccably, like the barcodes of a condensed everyday life experience.”