FROM TRASH TO TREASURE: turning negatives into positives


Photo courtesy of Cultures of Resistance Films.


We are honored by the thoughtful and enthusiastic feedback that we have received from audiences of FROM TRASH TO TREASURE: turning negatives into positives. The following is a list of awards and mentions that the documentary has received at film festivals throughout the world.

  • MAURITIUS / Port Louis: Honorable Mention, Phare International Film Festival
  • GREECE / Thessaloniki: Official Selection, Thessaloniki Free Short Festival

  • FRANCE / Paris, Best Non-European Independent Documentary, European Independent Film Festival 2022
  • BRAZIL/  Florianopolis: Winner — International Awards 2021,  Planeta.doc – International Socio-Environmental Film Festival



  • UNITED STATES / La Jolla, California, Award of Distinction, Best Shorts Competition 2020 Humanitarian Awards, 2021


  • CAMEROON / Bafoussam, Best Documentary, Festival international du cinéma indépendant de Bafoussam, 2021



  • NIGERIA / ABUJA, Best Film, Africa Film For Impact Festival, 2020


    • ARGENTINA / BUENOS AIRES, Official Selection, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires, 2020


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These images show a series of collaborative portraits, featuring embroidery by women unable to leave their homes in India due to their husbands or fathers, some of whom are domestic abuse survivors. The works are from a project called “Nā́rī” by Indian artist Spandita Malik, a finalist for the Inge Morath Award from the Magnum Foundation. Malik’s practice involves expanded documentary with the idea of decolonizing the aesthetic surrounding documentary photography in India.Our sister foundation, the Cultures of Resistance Network, has been proud to support the Magnum Foundation in the past, including their efforts to amplify socially-conscious photographers from the Global South. The Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award is a grant made each year to a woman or nonbinary photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. ... See MoreSee Less
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