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The documentary “Your faces are ours” by Jessica Le Masurier and Roméo Langlois received the Human Rights Prize for movies lasting greater than 40 minutes; the documentary “Ukraine: the soldiers of the shadows” by Gwendoline Debono obtained the Special Mention within the worldwide competitors of lower than 40 minutes.

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Two France 24 documentaries topped at FIGRA, the International Festival of Major News Reporting and society documentaries. Journalists Roméo Langlois and Jessica Le Masurier obtained the Human Rights Prize on Saturday June 1 in Douai for his or her movie “Your faces are ours”.

The journalist Gwendoline Debono, for her half, obtained the Special Mention within the worldwide competitors of lower than 40 minutes for her movie “Ukraine, the soldiers of the shadows”.

Your faces are ours: the dangers of facial recognition

Your faces are ours: the risks of facial recognition © France24

International competitors lasting greater than 40 minutes

Director: Roméo Langlois and Jessica le Masurier

In the United States, Clearview AI collects faces on-line utilizing synthetic intelligence (AI). This information can be utilized to determine criminals or spies. But what occurs in the event that they fall into the unsuitable palms? “Your Faces Are Ours” grippingly explores the rising impression of facial recognition in our non-public spheres.

This France 24 movie, filmed on three continents, reveals the brand new challenges that nations face within the face of the rising incursions of synthetic intelligence which circumvents established authorized and protecting boundaries.


Reporters ©France 24

International competitors of lower than 40 minutes

Director: Gwendoline Debono

Special correspondent for France 24, Gwendoline Debono went to satisfy Ukrainian civilians within the Kherson area, recaptured from Russian forces in November 2022. A area the place supporters and supporters of the Russians coexist. Transmission of coordinates, sabotage, assassinations: the key struggle of those women and men, organized in resistance networks, was important to the restoration of the territories occupied by the Russians.

Acting purely out of conscience, they foiled the Kremlin's plans to annex their area and advance additional into Ukraine. Gwendoline Debono additionally adopted a Ukrainian army unit working in enemy territory, behind Russian strains, with uncommon photos.

This movie obtained the Laurier de l'Audiovisuel for greatest documentary 2023 and was a finalist for the Albert Londres Prize.